We know that among the different Ramayans, the oldest one is Valmiki Ramayan. Is there any other text before Valmiki Ramayan that talks about Hanuman? (with reference please).


Have you hear of the text called the Śrī Parāśara Saṃhitā? This book revolves around the history of Lord Hanumān and is said to have been written by Parāśara, the father Vyāsa. So I suppose that it could be older than the Rāmāyaṇa?

Source: Introduction, Table of contents

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    If he is father of sage vyasa as you had suggested the he lived during dwaparayuga only not even thratha yoga when Ramayana was written by valmiki rishi. Your answer us wrong
    – Prasanna R
    Nov 22 '20 at 18:31
  • Thanks for the answer though. Nov 23 '20 at 4:13
  • @prasanna - You have any thoughts? Or you think there is no other older text. Nov 23 '20 at 4:14
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    See @RahulGupta.. you need understand yuga chakra.. when ramayana actually happened.. you need to understand what is manvantra.. whether same avatar is repeated in other manvantra answer is no.. what had happened in another kalpa.. whether same ramayana happened there. Till we have this we are not sure.. if according belief all avatar repeated than there will reference hanuman and rama even before ramayana.. like what we have Kalki avatara.. where we see that its yet happen.. there should be reference Rama and Hanuman before also.. Kalpa->Manvantra->yuga chakra a day of brahma..
    – Prasanna R
    Nov 23 '20 at 6:03
  • not one mentioned above in the answer
    – Prasanna R
    Nov 23 '20 at 6:05

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