Why Lord Rama Sentenced His Greatest Devotee Hanuman to Death?


Lord Hanuman is worshipped by all those people who wish to gain courage and strength in their lives. We all have heard that Hanuman was staunch devotee of Lord Rama & had intense devotion for him. But did you know there was a time when Lord Ram issued a death sentence to his greatest devotee Hanuman?

After Lord Ram became the King, once in the court a debate took place among the scholars. There were great sages like Narada, Vasishta and Vishwamitra  present in the court. When the court was adjourned, Narada told Hanuman to greet all sages except Rajrishi Vishwamitra, since he was king.


Hanuman followed his words and greeted all the other sages except Vishwamitra. Initially, Sage Vishwamitra also did not mind it, but Narada went on and provoked Vishwamitra, which angered him so much that he went to Lord Ram and asked him to punish Hanuman to death.

Ram sentence Hanuman to death


Lord Ram could not ignore Vishwamitra’s command as Ram was a former student of Sage Vishwamitra. So, he punished Hanuman to death by arrows.

So how did Hanuman dodge the execution?


The following day, Hanuman was taken to a field. He looked at Lord Ram with full devotion and started chanting “Shri Ram Jai Ram” continuously.

Ram kept shooting arrows but all arrows failed to do any harm to Hanuman. The arrows would reach Hanuman and fall down at his feet. Since Lord Ram had to follow his master’s command, he finally took out the strongest weapon, the Brahmastra.


But to the surprise of all, even the most powerful Brahmastra failed. Seeing this, Narada went to Vishwamitra and confessed his intentions. Narada confessed that it was all started by him to prove that the Rama Nama was stronger than Ram himself. Thus the execution was stopped! Hanuman’s intense devotion for Lord Ram saved him from the most powerful weapon also.

Here are Hanuman Mantra for Strength & Happiness


1. In Sanskrit:- ॐ हनुमते नमः |

Om Hanumate Namah ||

2. In Sanskrit:- हं पवन ननदनाय स्वाहा |

Hang Pawan Nandnaay Swaahaa ||

3. In Sanskrit:- हं हनुमते रुद्रात्मकाय हुं फट् |

Hang Hanumatey Rudraatmakaay Hung Phatt ||

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4. In Sanskrit:- ॐ नमो भगवते आंजनेयाय महाबलाय स्वाहा |

Om Namo Bhagvatey Aanjaneyaay Mahaabalaay Swaahaa ||

5. In Sanskrit:- ॐ तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे ,महादेवाय धीमहि तन्नो रुद्रः प्रचोदयात् ||

Om Tatpurushaay Vidmahe ,Mahaadevay Dheemahi Tanno Rudrah Prachodayat ||

6. In Sanskrit:- ॐ ह्रौं जूं सः ।।

Om Hraung Jung Sahh ||

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7. In Sanskrit:- ॐ आञ्जनेयाय विद्महे वायुपुत्राय धीमहि।
तन्नो हनुमत् प्रचोदयात्॥

Om Anjaneyaya Vidmahe Vayuputraya Dhimahi ||

Tanno Hanumat Prachodayat||

Note- You must recite all the mantras properly!

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