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This wiki article describes Ajanbahu as

a person, whose length of arms is so that his finger touch his knee

It also claims that many Hindu Gods are Ajanbahu.

Is there any deeper spiritual significance to this term?

  • Rama is described as having his arms extend to his knees in Valmiki Ramayana, and also in Rama Raksha Stotram I asked a Question related to it here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/11217/… – AADHinduism May 23 '16 at 15:14
  • The form of Shri hari vishnu and all of his avatars have a lengthy arms which extend upto their feet. The Ajanbahu is considered ausipicious although I don't have any scriptures to support me on the auspiciousness of ajanbahu. – Yogi May 23 '16 at 15:35
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Ajanubahu is a person who hands are long that it reaches the knees of that person when that person stands.

I believe "Ajanubahu" explains a great personality of extraordinary people physical appearance and this is the deeper meaning in this word.

जानु = knee | बाहु = arm | आजानुबाहु = one whose arms reach up-to his knees

Shri Rama is also called Ajanubahu, since his arms reached upto his knees.

Sri Rama’s limbs have come for description often – Ajanabahu. The Ramayana describes Sri Rama in a verse thus:

Sri raghavam dasarathatmajamaprameyam

sitapatim raghukulanvaya ratna dipam

ajanubahu - araivinda dalayataksham

ramam nisachara vinasakaram namami

Another story in the Mahabharata says when Uttara, Abhimanyu’s wife was with child, and Ashwattama sought to kill the foetus, it was Krishna’s mercy and divine intervention that saved the baby. There in the womb, yet-to-be-born Parikshit (originally christened as Vishnudatta – gift of Vishnu) saw the divine form of the Lord, golden hued and with arms so long that reached his knees.

All these naamas (Pleasant) starting from Suvrana (Gold) are a glorification of the beauty of Bhagavan (God), as having beautiful limbs that are pleasing to the eyes as well as which perform actions that are beautiful/pleasing.

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