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Who is Hanuman?

Who is Hanuman?

Perhaps one of the most famous and popular deities in Hinduism, Lord Hanuman is held in very high regard by all! An ardent devotee of Lord Rama, Hanuman is known by many names such as Bajrangbali, the monkey god, Anjaneya, Vayu Putra, Maruti and many more.

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Hanuman.

Importance of Lord Hanuman

Lord Hanuman is mentioned in many Hindu Holy Scriptures and Puranas, namely the Ramayana and all its 16 versions. Bhagwan Hanuman is also mentioned in some of the Jainism scriptures as well as Mahabharatha. Along with his Vanara sena, Hanuman participated in the war with Lord Rama to defeat demon king Ravan.

FACTS ABOUT HANUMAN:

FACTS ABOUT HANUMAN:

1. Lord Hanuman is known as an obstacle remover, as he is the only deity who has control over the planet Saturn (Shani).

2. Hanuman approached the Sun God and learnt many scriptures . Legend

says that it only took 60 hours to finish the entire scriptures for Hanuman Ji. The Sun god urged him to train his son Sugriva in the scriptures.

3. Hanuman met Rama (the incarnation of Vishnu and one of the most important figures in Indian history) during his 14 year exile. Upon laying his eyes upon him, Hanuman immediately prostrated himself in front of him. From this moment forward, he followed Rama everywhere.

4. His greatest feat is when he moved an entire mountain to heal Rama’s brother. Lakshmana had been seriously wounded in the battle against the evil Ravana, and in order to save his life, a certain herb was needed from a mountaintop. However, when he got to the mountain he realized that he couldn’t distinguish between any of the plants. So instead of guessing, he grew to a much larger form and picked up the entire mountain and brought it back to Rama.

5. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the 15th day of Shukla Paksha, during the month of Chaitra.

6. Lord Hanuman is a bachelor and has never married. He is only devoted to Lord Rama.

7. Lord Rama and Lakshmana were once abducted by the Asura Ahiravana and kept captive in Pataal Loka. Now Hanuman’s son Makrdwaja was found by Ahiravana as a child, and brought him up to be a soldier. Hanuman was confronted by Makardwaja when he went to Pataal Loka to rescue Lord Rama and Lakshmana. They fought each other and eventually Hanuman was able to rescue Rama and Lakshmana by defeating Ahiravana. Makardwaja was later made the king of Pataal Loka as per Lord Rama’s wish.

8. Lord Hanuman was also the 11th and last Rudra avatar of Lord Shiva. His Panchmukhi form is widely revered as his ultimate and most powerful manifestation.

CAN WOMEN DO HANUMAN CHALISA

CAN WOMEN DO HANUMAN CHALISA

Women are allowed to do Hanuman Chalisa. There is no restrictions and this is not written anywhere. Nobody can interrupt Hanuman’s Brahmcharya.

On Hanuman Jayanti, devotees put sindur on their forehead and visit Hanuman temples. They feed bananas to monkeys and men fast whole day. Some people say that Hanuman Chalisa should not be done in the morning. Refferring a Chopai in Sunderkand, “praat lai jo naam hamara, tehi din taahi na mile Aahara.” {Whoever chant Hanuman name in the morning he willn’t get any foods tha day.}Hanuman said these lines to Vibhishan, when he introduced himself. Hanuman has no ego and his only aim to seve Ram and everymankind. Hanuman is Rudravtar and who remembers him anytime his day is verey pleasing – Satyam Shivan sundaram.

IMMORTAL HANUMAN

IMMORTAL HANUMAN

Hanuman is one of the 7 chiranjeevs. There is a shloka in sanskrit, Known as Chiranjivi shloka

“Aswathama Balir Vyaso Hanumanash cha Vibhishana Krupacharya cha Parashuramam Saptatah Chirjeevanam”

“अश्वत्थामाबलिर्व्यासोहनुमांश्च विभीषण:कृपश्चपरशुरामश्च सप्तैतेचिरंजीविन:।” 

  1. Aswathama
  2. King Mahabali
  3. Veda Vyasa
  4. Hanuman
  5. Vibhishana
  6. Krupacharya
  7. Parashuram

The immortals who will live till the beginning of the next Satya Yuga. Hanuman rejected a pearl necklace gifted by to him by Sita saying “I don’t accept anything that does not contain Ram.” To prove his point he ripped his chest to show the presence of Ram in his heart. According to the Hindu traditions, who resides in this world protecting us from the evils

HANUMAN IN MAHABHARAT : ON ARJUNA’S CHARIOT

HANUMAN IN MAHABHARAT : ON ARJUNA’S CHARIOT

Mahabharata-facts: Arjuna was a skilled archer and was capable of conjuring wonders with his arrows.

During the Mahabharata war, he requested Lord Hanuman to be present on his chariot to which Hanuman asked him to prove his mettle. Arjuna then claimed that he could reconstruct the bridge Rama’s army had built to cross the ocean. Intrigued by his claims, Hanuman challenged him to create a bridge that would be able to withstand his weight. He promised that if Arjuna succeeded in the task, Hanuman would accompany him on his chariot. An eager Arjuna, created the bridge in a jiffy but it collapsed even faster as soon as Hanuman set foot on it. A crestfallen Arjuna approached Lord Krishna who convinced Hanuman that Arjuna should be given another chance. With Krishna’s blessing Arjuna built the bridge again, and this time it did not crumble under Hanuman’s weight. Hanuman then realised the fact that Krishna was an incarnation of his revered Lord Vishnu and was overwhelmed. He agreed to aid Arjuna in his battles with the Kauravas and thus Arjuna’s chariot featured Hanuman on its flag.

After the battle of Kurukshetra, Krishna asked Arjuna to step down the chariot. Krishna thanked Hanuman to stay with them during the war in the form of a flag on the chariot. Hanuman came in his original form, bowed to Krishna and flew away. As soon as he left, the chariot turned into ashes. Krishna explained to a shocked Arjuna, that the chariot would have burnt long time back due to the effects of celestial weapons thrown at it during the war. However, Lord Hanuman protected it.

HANUMAN FOUGHT WITH RAMA AND DEFEATED HIM

HANUMAN FOUGHT WITH RAMA AND DEFEATED HIM

Upon his Guru VIshwamitra’s instruction Rama set about killing Yayati. But Yayati went to Hanuman to seek refuge. As it was the dharma to grant amnesty to all refuge seekers, Hanuman vowed to protect Yayati even though it meant he would have to fight with Ram.


In the battle field, Hanuman refused to fight with weapons and instead started chanting Ram’s name. All the arrows shot by ram went in vain and Vishwamitra who was dumb-founded by Hanuman’s devotion relieved Ram of his dilemma.

LORD HANUMAN AND LORD BHIMA WERE BOTH BROTHERS

LORD HANUMAN AND LORD BHIMA WERE BOTH BROTHERS

Bhima was also the son of Vayu (the Lord of the Winds). One day, when Bhima was searching for a flower his wife wanted, he saw a monkey sleeping with his tail crossing the path. 


He asked him to move his tail. But the monkey didn’t do it and asked Bhima to move it. Bhima was very arrogant with his strength. Nevertheless, he couldn’t move or lift the tail. Therefore, he realized that this was not a mere ordinary monkey. It was none other than Hanuman. He lied there just to reduce the arrogance of Bhima.

ONCE, LORD RAM ISSUED A DEATH SENTENCE TO LORD HANUMAN!

ONCE, LORD RAM ISSUED A DEATH SENTENCE TO LORD HANUMAN!

After Lord Ram became the King, once, when the court was adjourned, Narada – known for creating disharmony between Ram and Hanuman – asked Hanuman to greet all the sages except Vishwamitra, since he was a King once. Hanuman did so, but it did not affect Vishwamitra.

Narada went on and instigated Vishwamitra, which angered him so much that he went to Ram and asked him to punish Hanuman to death. Vishmamitra being his guru, Ram could not ignore his command and punished Hanuman to death by arrows. Next day in the field, the statement was to be executed, but all arrows failed to do any harm to Hanuman as he kept chanting Ram!

Since Ram had to abide by his Guru’s word, he decided to use the Brahmastra. To the surprise of all, Hanuman’s chants of Ram even failed the most powerful Brahmastra! Seeing this, Narada went to Vishwamitra and confessed his mistake, stopping the ordeal!

HANUMAN ONCE REJECTED SITA MAA’S GIFT

HANUMAN ONCE REJECTED SITA MAA’S GIFT

Rama had Sita in his Heart . When Sita Maa gave Hanuman a beautiful pearl necklace as a gift he

politely declined it saying he doesn’t accept anything that is devoid
of Lord Rama’s name.
To prove his point to Maa Sita, the ardent
devotee also ripped off his chest. This was his dedication towards
Lord Rama.
Nothing in this immortal world is better than God’s name. If you
preserve and remember his name always in your Heart like Hanuman
Everything is yours and you may be happy in your life.

ALTHOUGH HE WAS A BRAHMCHARI, LORD HANUMAN HAD A SON – MAKARDHWAJA.

ALTHOUGH HE WAS A BRAHMCHARI, LORD HANUMAN HAD A SON – MAKARDHWAJA.

A Mighty Fish Conceived Hanuman’s Son Makar Dhwaja Hanuman’s Son Makar Dhwaja was born to a mighty fish of the same name when Hanuman after burning the entire Lanka with his tail had dipped

in the sea to cool off his body. It is said that his sweat was
swallowed by the fish and thus was Makar Dhwaja conceived.
The fish was caught by Ravana’s step brother Ahiravana who ruled Patal, the
nether world. When Makar Dhwaja grew up, Ahiravana was impressed by
his strength and virility. He then made him his soldier.

Hanuman had lost in a duel with Makar Dhwaja when he went to rescue
Rama and Laxman whom Ahiravana had kidnapped. Later, Hanuman killed
Ahiravana and made his son Makardhwaja, the king and left the place
with Lord Rama and his brother Laxman.