We all know that god for general medicine is Dhanvantri, but I want to know whether there is any god / deity particularly associated with muscles and muscle powers.

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    Shri Hanuman. His photo typically is found in several traditional AkhAda styled Gymnasiums. See also Why is Lord Hanuman also referred as "Bajaranga Bali"?
    – iammilind
    Aug 18, 2018 at 18:06
  • The very first assurance given by Maharishi Valmiki through Hanuman, to one and all is, "Be Fearless..." Even today that assurance of Hanuman is ruling high on the Hindu psyche and Hanuman is to be remembered in any event of fright !. Aug 19, 2018 at 0:59
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    Hinduism believes in self-realization and god-realization and it does not talk about ….muscles or physical body……rather….it talks about Atma and Atma-jnana! Aug 19, 2018 at 1:07

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Lord Hanuman is associated with muscles and muscle powers/strength.

From Hanuman Chalisa:

बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिके सुमिरौ पवन कुमार । बल बुद्धि विद्या देहु मोहि हरहु कलेस बिकार् ॥

O Hanuman, O Lord, as I am ignorant and lack of wisdom, I pray to you to take away all my woes and worries and shower on me wisdom, strength and knowledge.

रामदूत अतुलित बलधामा । अञ्जनि पुत्र पवनसुत नामा ॥ 2 ॥

Victory to you, Lord Rama’s messenger, who embodies strength beyond comparison and who is also known as Pavanputra and Anjaniputra.

महावीर विक्रम बजरंगी। कुमति निवार सुमति के संगी॥ 3 ॥

You are the great hero, you are endowed with valour, your body is as strong as Indra's Vajra. You are the destroyer of vile intellect, and you are the companion of one whose intellect is pure.

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Why is Lord Hanuman also referred as "Bajaranga Bali"?

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    Usually the Avatara-s associated with Vayu represent strength. E.g. Bhima. But yes Shri Hanuman is prime among them. There are many verses explained on "Bajrangi" (strong like Vajra) as well.
    – iammilind
    Aug 18, 2018 at 18:06
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    @iammilind ananda teertha Aug 18, 2018 at 23:22

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