Amazing Stories Of Lord Hanuman

      YOU MUST KNOW #18

Vedic Roots

The earliest mention of a divine monkey, interpreted by some scholars as the proto-Hanuman, is in hymn 10.86 of the Rigveda, dated to between 1500 and 1200 BCE. 

The twenty-three verses of the hymn are a metaphorical and riddle-filled legend. It is presented as a dialogue between multiple characters: the god Indra, his wife Indrani, and an energetic monkey it refers to as Vrisakapi and his wife Kapi

The hymn opens with Indrani complaining to Indra that some of the soma offerings for Indra have been allocated to the energetic and strong monkey, and the people are forgetting Indra.

The king of the gods, Indra, responds by telling his wife that the living being (monkey) that bothers her is to be seen as a friend and that they should make an effort to coexist peacefully.

The hymn closes with all agreeing that they should come together in Indra’s house and share the wealth of the offerings.

Jai Bajrang Bali JiπŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

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.

7 thoughts on “Amazing Stories Of Lord Hanuman

  1. Jai Bajrang Bali Ji ki JaiπŸ™
    Thank you so much for sharing this knowledge of Rig Veda. I did not know. I have not studied. I am very happy to read such kind of posts, regarding ” Kapi” which i think refers to ” Banar~ Monkey group of creatures”
    New science fiction says that this creatures are present in this Universe in separate Planets or Galaxies like interstellar or so.
    It is also believed that ” Sarpa Jati” ~ serpents are also present in space as separate creatures with full intelligence.
    Expect more posts from you on this topic.
    Wonderful presentation on “YOU MUST KNOW”
    Have a blissful time ahead. RegardsπŸ˜ŠπŸ™

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    1. Jai Bajrang Bali Ji ki.vπŸ™πŸ™ There are more posts to come on this topic. During my research on this topic, I found more interesting stories to share which I would like to share in my upcoming posts.
      Hanumanji is mentioned in Hindu epics and Puranas. Ramayana as well as Mahabharata. In the coming weeks will share all those stories. Please keep reading.πŸ™πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

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