3Enakshi Ganguly = ""The bell plays on important role in Hindu culture. It has a special meaning in Madhva tradition. It is used during times of prayer to declare the reign of the Supreme diety in Madhva tradition. The ringing of the bell causes fear in the hearts of the dusTa shaktis and the same causes a soothing happiness in the mindsof the devotees . The ringing of the bell signifies something special to the devotee. The overall control and presence of the Supreme Lord existing in the sound, in the medium,existing in the person ringing it and in all the people hearing it. Now this wonderful accompaniement to prayer is dedicated to MukyaprAna devuru or Hanuman in Madhva tradition as he is the most exemplary devotee as well as the most qualified soul to praise the Lord. The ability of each soul to praise the Lord is different and the highest ability belongs to the jivOthama, Hanuman."Source: http://www.indiadivine.org/content/topic/1367472-significance-of-the-bell-tied-to-the-tail-of-sri-hanuman/ "
5Enakshi Ganguly = ""The ceremony that invests the wearer with the sacred thread is often considered a socially and spiritually significant rite (or samskara). It has varying formats across Hindu communities and is also called by varying names, including brahmopadesham, munji, munj, janeu rasm andbratabandha. Among Hindus, the ceremony is associated with the higher varṇas."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upanayana"
7Enakshi Ganguly = ""Shortly after he is crowned Emperor upon his return to Ayodhya, Rama decides to ceremoniously reward all his well-wishers. At a grand ceremony in his court, all his friends and allies take turns being honoured at the throne. Hanuman approaches without desiring a reward. Seeing Hanuman come up to him, an emotionally overwhelmed Rama embraces him warmly, declaring that he could never adequately honour or repay Hanuman for the help and services he received from the noble Vanara. Sita, however, insists that Hanuman deserved honour more than anyone else, and Sita gives him a necklace of precious stones adorning her neck.When he receives it, Hanuman immediately takes it apart, and peers into each stone. Taken aback, many of those present demand to know why he is destroying the precious gift. Hanuman answers that he was looking into the stones to make sure that Rama and Sita are in them, because if they are not, the necklace is of no value to him. At this, a few mock Hanuman, saying his reverence and love for Rama and Sita could not possibly be as deep as he implies. In response, Hanuman tears his chest open, and everyone is stunned to see Rama and Sita literally in his heart."Source: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/whitehindu/2013/03/meet-a-god-hanuman/"