PHOTOS: This is the place where Hanuman was born
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20 kms away from Gumla city, there is a village called Aanjan, which is surrounded by thick forest and hills. Aanjan is an old religious place. Here in the den of the hill top, Mata Anjani had given birth to Lord Hanuman. This place has many idols of Mata Anjani. This entrance of this den, where Mata Anjani used to live is covered by a huge rock.
The desciples of Mata Anjani and Lord Hanuman offer flowers to them through a small hole in the entrance. The den has many small flags around it.
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The length of this den is more than 1,500 feet. It is from this den only from where Mata Anjani used to go up to the river Khatva to take bath and return. Khatva river has a huge dark hole, which leads to this den. However, nowadays, no one dares to enter this den as it is a home to many poisonous creatures.
It is believed that once upon a time, in order to impress Mata Anjani, the tribal people of this place had sacrificed a goat in front of the den. However, Mata Anjani got upset with the act and shut the wntrance of the den with this huge rock.
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People living in Gumla believe even today that they are the family of Lord Hanuman.
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Attached to Aanjan den is one mountain called Dhamdhamia. The shape of this mountain is like a buffalo. Walking on this place makes a loud sound. It is believed that Mata Anjani used to keep her priced belongings here.
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It is said that in search of peace many Ridhi Muni’s had come t Aanjan and they had established an ashram for themselves.
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In Aanjan, worshipping lord Shiva is an age old practice and belief. It is believed that Mata Anjani used to worship lord Shiva in a shivling here. This place has more than 100 shivlings here.
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Situated on Aanjan hill is the Chakradhari temple, which has eight Shivlings in it.
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