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In this image, what is Shri hanuman siting on?

  • On his tail. This is pratyaksha evidence :-)
    – S K
    Commented Apr 11, 2021 at 15:06
  • How did his tail become so long and thick Commented Apr 11, 2021 at 15:07
  • Hanuman has shape-shifting powers. In mahabharata there is a story in which Bhima couldn't move his tail.@darkknight
    – S K
    Commented Apr 11, 2021 at 15:09
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    That's possibly Angada, if I remember it correctly. Ravana didn't offer him a seat, so he decided to sit like that.. It's higher than the King's (Ravana's) throne too. Commented Apr 11, 2021 at 15:23
  • Perhaps you could add details about Hanuman's/Angada's ability to lengthen his tail and the situation at Ravana's court.
    – Surya
    Commented Apr 11, 2021 at 16:46

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The above image is not of Hanumanji but of Angada, the son of Vali and has been taken from Episode 57 of Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan TV series and the incident has been sourced from the Śrīrāma Pāñcālī by Krittbas Ojha (Bengali Ramayana).

Shri Rama sends Angada as an ambassador for peace to Ravana’s court just before the war. Angada sees Ravana sitting on a throne (at a height) which is when Angada rolls his tail as per the image to create a seat for himself. The incident is described in Krittibas’ Ramayana as:

बसेछे राबण राजा उच्च सिंहासने। ताहा देखि अंगदेर बड़ दुःख मने। कुण्डली करिया लेज बसिल सभाते। पुरन्दर बार येन दिल ऐराबते।

The King Ravana was sitting on a high throne. Seeing him Angada felt upset in his mind. Angada coiled his tail and sat on it as if Indra was sitting on Airavata in his court.
-(Extract of Verse 53 of Lanka Kanda)

  • So it was not hanuman!? I was thinking its hanuman! But I guess there are stories in which hanuman coils his tail? Or possibly is Angada confused with hanuman?
    – Second
    Commented May 1, 2021 at 16:39
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    @Proxy Angada is confused with Hanuman. Hanumanji was bound by Indrajit’s Nagapash and couldn’t have accomplished such a thing unless released. He could’ve released it but kept it to gauge Ravana etc.
    – Adiyarkku
    Commented May 1, 2021 at 17:26
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    Thanks for the answer Commented May 1, 2021 at 17:26
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    @DarkKnight again thanks for accepting :D
    – Adiyarkku
    Commented May 1, 2021 at 17:27
  • I see... Thank you!
    – Second
    Commented May 2, 2021 at 1:59

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