Amazing Stories Of Lord Hanuman

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Epics and Puranas

Hanuman is mentioned in both the Hindu epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata.  A twentieth-century Jesuit missionary Camille Bulcke, in his Ramkatha: Utpatti Aur Vikas (“The tale of Rama: its origin and development”), proposed that Hanuman’s worship had its basis in the cults of aboriginal tribes of Central India.

Hanuman is mentioned in the Puranas. Hanuman is mentioned as an avatar of Rudra in a few medieval-era Sanskrit texts, Only Shiva Purana mentions Hanuman as an avatar of Shiva; all other Puranas and scriptures clearly mention him as an avatar of Vayu or spiritual son of Vayu or sometimes avatar of Rudra (which is also another name of Vayu.

 Author Devdutt Patnaik says, “In Vaishnava traditions, Hanuman is not related to Shiva. In Shaiva traditions, Hanuman is either Shiva’s avatar or son”. Indologist Philip Lutgendorf writes, “The later identification of Hanuman as one of the eleven rudras may reflect a Shaiva sectarian claim on an increasing popular god, it also suggests his kinship with, and hence potential control over, a class of awesome and ambivalent deities”.

 Lutgendorf also writes, “Other skills in Hanuman’s resume also seem to derive in part from his windy patrimony, reflecting Vayu‘s role in both body and cosmos”.

Other mythologies, such as those found in South India, present Hanuman as a being who is the union of Shiva and Vishnu or associated with the origin of Ayyappa. The 17th century Odia work Rasavinoda by Dinakrishnadasa goes on to mention that the three gods – Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva – combined to take to the form of Hanuman.

Jai Bajrang Bali Ji🙏🙏

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.

5 thoughts on “Amazing Stories Of Lord Hanuman

  1. 🙏Jai Vajrang Bali Ji 🙏
    I did not study puranas and as such no knowledge in details on Hanuman Ji.
    My knowledge is limited to the part of Ramayana and Mahabharata.
    I am devotee of Lord Rama. My Grand father was devotee of Lord Shive and Hanuman Ji.
    My Grandfather had one vidya. He used to say about the lost or stolen objects, if anyone asked help to find out probable position. In almost all ocassions he could calculate correctly. While doing calculations, he used to invoke name of Hanuman ji.
    From Grandfather, I heard the story of Bhakta Prahlad and many stories of lord Vishnu. all these were in my childhood say around 10 years or less.
    I am thankful to you for that you post equally on mythology. I can know many things and wish to know more on puranas.
    Namaste Ji.😊🙏🙏

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    1. Jai Shree Ram.🙏🙏
      Most of us just know a few important things about our Gods and we just follow our family customs. Never try to go deep into the subject and happenings. So my effort is to bring out the unknown stories about our Gods. These stories are interesting and invoke more faith in our Gods.
      Even Bhakt Prahlad is such a topic about which we didn’t know this much before doing a story on it.
      It’s my pleasure to share all these true stories with everyone here. I am so happy that you and many others are liking these stories.
      Thank you and have a great evening.😊😊

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      1. Yes, Anita ji. You are right. deep studies are required to know more and more.
        You are doing a kind job. First you are knowing the ancient stories and letting us know. Ancient stories are all moral stories full of devotion and these are teachings for all ages.
        Thank you so much for enlightening us with stories from Puranas.
        Waiting for your new one.
        Regards.😊🙏

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