Amazing Stories Of Lord Hanuman

YOU MUST KNOW #27

Mahabharata

Bhima tries to lift Hanuman’s tail.

Centuries after the events of the Ramayana, and during the events of the Mahabharata, Hanuman is now a nearly forgotten demigod living his life in a forest. After some time, his spiritual brother through the god Vayu, Bhima, passes through looking for flowers for his wife. Hanuman senses this and decides to teach him a lesson, as Bhima had been known to be boastful of his superhuman strength (at this point in time supernatural powers were much rarer than in the Ramayana but still seen in the Hindu epics). 

Bhima encountered Hanuman lying on the ground in the shape of a feeble old monkey. He asked Hanuman to move, but he would not. As stepping over an individual was considered extremely disrespectful at this time, Hanuman suggested lifting his tail up to create a passage. Bhima heartily accepted, but could not lift the tail to any avail.

Bhima, humbled, realized that the frail monkey was some sort of deity, and asked him to reveal himself. Hanuman revealed himself, much to Bhima’s surprise, and the brothers embraced.

 Hanuman prophesied that Bhima would soon be a part of a terrible war, and promised Bhima that he would sit on the flag of his brother Arjuna’s chariot and shout a battle cry for Bhima that would weaken the hearts of his enemies. 

Content, Hanuman left his brother to his search, and after that prophesied war, would not be seen again until the early 1600s.

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.

11 thoughts on “Amazing Stories Of Lord Hanuman

    1. Thank you Indira for reading and commenting.πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ» We can never forget our Gods as we pray them daily so they in our hearts and always be there.😊😊

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  1. πŸ™JAI VAJRANG BALI JI KI JAYπŸ™
    this part of the story I watched long back when we used to enjoy Mahabharata in TV. serial by late B. R. Chopra Ji. Praveen Kumar ji was in Bhim Ji’s role and hanuman Ji was Late Dara Singh Ji.
    I could not resist myself to miss the serial.
    still i see some episodes in YouTube.
    Thank you Anita Ji for bringing this post.
    namaste ji.πŸ˜ŠπŸ™
    Arun
    😊

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    1. Jai Bajrang Bli Ji.πŸ™πŸ™ We also watched Mahabharat regularly because we liked it very much. My kids were small and they enjoyed it because of various reasons. We can still recall most of the episodes. In Covid times also we watched it again. 😊😊
      Namaste Ji.πŸ™πŸ™

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