Amazing Stories Of Lord Hanuman

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Adulthood

Ramayana

There is quite a lot of variation between what happens between his childhood and the events of the Ramayana, but his story becomes much more solid in the events of the Ramayana. After Rama and his brother Lakshmana, searching for Rama’s kidnapped wife, Sita, arrive in Kishkindha, the new king, and Rama’s newfound ally the monkey king Sugriva, agree to send scouts in all four directions to search for Rama’s missing wife. 

To the south, Sugriva sends Hanuman and some others, including the great bear Jambavan. This group travels all the way to the southernmost tip of India, where they encounter the ocean with the island of Lanka (modern-day Sri Lanka) visible on the horizon. The group wishes to investigate the island, but none can swim or jump so far (it was common for such supernatural powers to be common amongst characters in these epics). 

However, Jambavan knows from prior events that Hanuman used to be able to do such a feat with ease and lift his curse.

Ravana burns Hanuman’s tail.

The curse lifted, Hanuman now remembers all of his dynamic divine powers. He is said to have transformed into the size of a mountain and flew across the narrow channel to Lanka. Upon landing, he discovers a city populated by the Lanka king Ravana and his demon followers, so he shrinks down to the size of an ant and sneaks into the city.

After searching the city, he discovers Sita in a grove, guarded by demon warriors. When they all fall asleep, he meets with Sita and discusses how he came to find her. She reveals that Ravana kidnapped her and is forcing her to marry him soon. He offers to rescue her but Sita refuses, stating that her husband must do it (a belief from the time of ancient India).

What happens next differs by account, but a common tale is that after visiting Sita, he starts destroying the grove, prompting his capture. Regardless of the tale, he ends up captured in the court of Ravana himself, who laughs when Hanuman tells him that Rama is coming to take back Sita.

 Ravana orders his servants to light Hanuman’s tail on fire as torture for threatening his safety. However, every time they put on an oil-soaked cloth to burn, he grows his tail longer so that more clothes need to be added.

 This continues until Ravana has had enough and orders the lighting to begin. However, when his tail is lit, he shrinks his tail back and breaks free of his bonds with his superhuman strength.

 He jumps out a window and jumps from rooftop to rooftop, burning down building after building, until much of the city is ablaze. Seeing this triumph, Hanuman leaves back for India.

Jai Bajrang Bali JiπŸ™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.

22 thoughts on “Amazing Stories Of Lord Hanuman

  1. Namaste ji for sharing events from RamayanaπŸ™πŸ˜Š
    Wonderful narratives. Thank you so much for sharing in blog post. people will know something about Ramayana from your posts.
    πŸ™ JAI BAJRANG BALI JIπŸ™

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    1. Good morning. Thank you so much Arun Ji. There are so many things I am also getting to know for the first time while writing this blog. So it’s learning and then sharing with all of you. πŸ™πŸ™ Jai Bajrang Bali Ji.

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  2. These stories are one of the most precious chronicles of human history. Thank you sir for sharing this with us. Together with matching art. 😳 Wow iove it, thank you! πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ§‘ Sadhu sadhu sadhu

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    1. These are our Gods and Hanumanji is the most powerful of them. Worshiping Hanumanji is considered very good and beneficial in India. The story behind his disfigured jaw and many more have been shared already. You can go through them if you like.😊

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      1. Oh lady i sure will! Yesterday I dig around a bit already on your site. Do not ask me why but silly euro white guy is very very intrigued with these ancient gems. We do not have anything like this in my country and area. This what u share is very very special sister! Thank you so much!!!πŸ™

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      2. Hey, may I know from which country are you?😊😊 I am happy to know that you tried to read more posts on this. Keep reading and commenting. Thanks a lot.

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      3. Dear lady of course I will answer all your questions. I am originally from The Netherlands. But years ago when I was 20 I became a Buddhist and fell in love with a half Chinese and half Thai woman… She teached me a lot about Asia and it’s culture. She a very wise person and she also very religious. Our love died unfortunately… But we both still walk the path of Buddha.

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  3. Thank you so much for this discussion. Asian culture is different from western culture and when people from the West learn about it, they like it mostly. Did you read about “Eightfold path of Buddha”? In India also many people follow Buddha to attain nirvana.

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    1. Oh sister yes I read and hear about that path from munks and their writings. And people like you have a very important function in this mission as well. I believe it is very important that people study Buddhism but also Hinduism (the fertile ground for Buddhism in a way).

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    2. Nirvana is maybe the only solution for all the pollution and wars going on at this moment on our Planet. Somehow we suffer a lot more from all these dirty and greedy modern people.

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