10 Amazing Stories Of Lord Hanuman 

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Hanuman’s Education

As he grew up, Hanuman sought to educate himself and for this purpose he chose Surya the sun god as his guru saying: “You see everything there is to see in the universe and you know everything there is to know. Please accept me as your pupil.” Surya hesitated. “I don’t have the time,” he said. “During the day I ride across the sky, and at night I am too tired to do anything.”

“Then teach me as you ride across the sky during the day. I will fly in front of your chariot, facing you from dawn to dusk.” Impressed by Hanuman’s zeal and determination, Surya accepted him as his pupil. 

Thus Hanuman flew before the chariot of the sun god, withstanding the awesome glare, until he became well versed in the four books of knowledge (the Vedas), the six systems of philosophies (darshanas), the sixty-four arts or kalas and the one hundred and eight occult mysteries of the Tantras.

Having become a master of all that he set out to learn, it was now time for Hanuman to pay for his education (guru-dakshina). Surya asserted that watching the devoted pupil study was payment enough for him but when Hanuman insisted on giving something to express his gratitude, the sun god asked him to look after the welfare of his son Sugriva, who was the stepbrother of Vali, the king of monkeys.

Before Vali became the lord of apes, a simian named Riksha ruled over them. Once it so transpired that Riksha fell in an enchanted pool and turned into a woman. Both the sky-god Indra and the sun-god Surya fell in love with her and she bore each of them a son.

 Indra’s son was her first born Vali while Sugriva her second offspring was the son of Surya. After bearing the sons, Riksha regained his male form. 

To be continued next week

Published by Anita Vij

A caring mother of 2. A loving wife. An aspiring individual who wishes to share her life-long learnings with the rest of the world.

12 thoughts on “10 Amazing Stories Of Lord Hanuman 

  1. Jai Shree Ram
    Jai Bajrangbali
    Thank you so much for sharing this story in interesting manner.
    You have a special ability to make the ancient story easy to understand the essence of the story. My best regards to you.πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ™

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  2. Brilliant entrance !! You are showing us traditional Hindu or Buddhist techniques right? The energy that we possess and that which surrounds us. I wait for more. A warm greeting.

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    1. Thank you . I am overwhelmed with the response I am getting on religious posts. Lord Hanuman is a Hindu God. The energies we have within our body and mind can be used to enhance our well being in so many ways. I appreciate your kind words.πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

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