Standing on a semi-circular pedestal is Hanuman, with the monkey face and limbs of a human. In one hand he holds the end of his tail that takes the shape of a cobra head. In the other he holds the mace, an attribute he is easily recognized with. The mace symbolizes strength and is used to destroy evil forces and restore peace and righteousness. He wears a langoti, resembling modern day shorts. The artisan has adorned Hanuman with necklaces and other ornaments. He has wide shoulders portraying strength but his belly is slightly protruding. His large eyes and a wide mouth covers the entire face.
The worship of Hanuman is extremely beneficial. He is the giver of Riddhi (worldly gains) and Siddhi (spiritual achievements). To ward off the fear of evil spirits and inauspiciousness, his devotees chant slokas from Hanuman-Chalisa.
This description by Renu Rana.
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