Interesting Facts About Lord Hanuman That You Definitely Did Not Know
Worshipped by many who wish to gain courage and strength in their lives, Lord Hanuman is probably one of the most celebrated and revered figures in Hindu Mythology. And although most of us know quite a bit about the deity’s life (thanks to all the TV shows), there are still many things that we don’t really know about our beloved Bajrangbali. Things like:
Pawanputra Hanuman was an incarnation of Lord Shiva and is considered to be an exemplification of strength, devotion, and perseverance.
Anjana, a beautiful Apsara in the celestial palace court of Lord Brahma was cursed by a sage that, the moment she fell in love her face would transform to that of a monkey. Lord Brahma thought of helping her and she took birth on Earth. Later, Anjana fell in love with Kesari, the monkey king and they both married each other. Being an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, she continued with her tapasya to please God. Lord Shiva was impressed and she wished him to be her son so that she would be freed from the curse of the sage.
A few days later, King Dasrath was performing a yajna after which the sage gave him kheer to feed all his wives. A portion of Kaushlya, his eldest wife, was snatched by a kite who flew all the way where Anjana was meditating. Lord Vayu (aka Pawan – Wind) on the signal of Lord Shiva kept the kheer in Anjana’s hand. Thinking of it as Lord Shiva’s prasad Anjana ate it and thus gave birth to his incarnation – Pawan Putra Hanuman, the son of the Lord of the Winds.
To be continued next week…
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