Hanuman's immortality is a combination of multiple boons. First of all, as described in the Kishkindha Kanda of the Ramayana, when Hanuman was a child, he saw the sun and thought it was a fruit, so he flew toward it in an attempt to eat it. When Indra saw Hanuman coming, he threw his Vajra (thunderbolt) to strike him down, in the process injuring Hanuman's ...
As Sundarkandnirnay - 2 says
Mainak parvat had wings. Earlier all the mountains had wings. They out of pride, started flying in the air and settling down at their will. This caused inconvenience to the people at large. Hence Indra cut the wings of all the mountains.
But Mainak, the golden parvat, 100 yojana in width, took shelter of vayu and then ...
As far as I know, this story has no scriptural basis; it may just be folklore. The story as I remember it goes roughly as follows: the king of Kashi was once in Ayodhya, perhaps during the coronation of Rama, and he insulted the short-tempered sage Vishwamitra who was there at the time. Vishwamitra was furious and he told Rama that he wanted the king's ...
It was because, Vayu god had impregnated Anjana through his mind. Hence, Hanuman, although was born from Anjana and Kesari, is also known as Pavan-putra (son of wind):
मनसा अस्मि गतो यत् त्वाम् परिष्वज्य यशस्विनि |
वीर्यवान् बुद्धि संपन्नः पुत्रः तव भविष्यति || [VRM - 4.66.18]
By which reason I embraced you and impregnate myself within you ...
This excerpt from the Uttara Kanda of the Ramayana describes the fate of various Vanaras. When Rama was told by Yama the god of death that his time on Earth was over, he prepared to depart the Earth by going into the Sarayu river. And when Sugriva heard about this, he put Vali's son Angada in charge of the Vanara kingdom of Kishkindha and then he and a ...
No, Hanuman was technically not a bachelor (Brahmachari). His wife was Suvarchala who was the daughter of Surya (the Sun god). According to Surya, Suvarchala was an ayonija (born without [the participation] of the yoni).
Because he wanted to learn Nava Vyakarnas (the 9 Grammar Rules), he has to marry, and being an Aajanma Brahmachari (life-long bachelor), ...
When Hanuman took a dip in the waters of sea, after burning whole of
Lanka with the fire burning on his tail, a drop of his perspiration
fell in to mouth of a mighty fish. Out of this the Makardhwaja was
According to another, slightly different version, when Hanuman took a
dip in sea, for cooling himself after ...
Lord Hanuman possessed eight siddhis which are
Aṇimā: reducing one's body even to the size of an atom
Mahima: expanding one's body to an infinitely large size
Garima: becoming infinitely heavy
Laghima: becoming almost weightless
Prāpti: having unrestricted access to all places
Prākāmya: realizing whatever one desires
Iṣṭva: possessing ...
One important reason goes far back to even before Ravana was born. Ravan was actually one of the two gatekeepers at Lord Vishnu's abode Vaikuntha. Once, they stopped the four Sanat kumaras from entering into Vaikuntha and they got cursed. So they took take birth in demonic families as the Lord had desired:
The Lord replied: O brāhmaṇas, know that the ...
Siddha has no equivalent in english language, it can be understood as combination of perfection and establishment(when both are used simultaneously i.e. Perfection+Established or perfectly established).
In hanuman chalisa the siddhi word means that person has attained such qualities by establishing himself into perfect self or atman.
In Hinduism, eight ...
अजर अमर गुणनिधि सूत होऊ | करहु बहुत रघुनायक छोहु
Ajar amar gunanidhi sut hohu|
Karahu bahut Raghunaayak chhohoo||
RamacharitManas Sundarkand Doha 16 Line 3
Sita (Wife of Rama) made him immortal.
Doha (written in avadhi language) means:
Ajar = Ever young (Ever green, who does not grow old)
Amar = Immortal
Gunanidhi = Lots of good ...
Kesari and Anjana had in total 5 sons out of which Lord Hanuman was the eldest one. The names of other sons of King Kesari were:
Also, unlike Lord Hanuman, these all were married and had kids. All this is mentioned under Brahamand Purana. Apart from other things, this purana also contains the details of the family tree ...
When Rama, Lakshmana and crores of monkey warriors fell down due to the wrath's Brahmāstra of Indrajeet, Jambavan asked Hanuman to bring four herbs from the herbal mountain named Oushadhi mountain. They were:
1. Mrita Sanjivani (capable of restoring the dead to life)
2.Vishalyakarani (capable of extracting weapons and healing all wounds inflicted by ...
Yes. Mountains had wings. When landing, mountains killed innocent beings and disturbed yajnas and without Yajnas Devas had no food. Indra cut their wings with his thunderbolt to solve that problem. This is described in Chapter 4 of Setu Mahatmya-Brahma Khanda of Skanda Purana .
Sri Süta said:
53b-58. Formerly all the mountains had wings. They had the
Hanuman is very well known for his physical strength. The name Bajrang is acquired by Him due to this reason. There are numerous references to this strength in Valmiki Ramayana. Bajra is a cultural variation of Vajra. Anga means a body. Vajraanga means one with a body like the Vajra. Here, Vajra can be interpreted as strong and also as strong as the ...
According to sources in Srimad Bhagavat Purana, it discusses, different varshas, with different inhabitants and rulers, Hayagriva is mentioned there:
"In this chapter Śukadeva Gosvāmī describes the different varṣas of Jambūdvīpa and the incarnation of the Supreme Lord worshiped in each.
The predominating ruler of Bhadrāśva-varṣa is Bhadraśravā. He and ...
When Sita heard that Hanuman's tail was being ignited by the demons, she prayed to to the fire-god and fire didn't harm Hanuman in any way even he felt if a snow-ball is kept at the tip of his tail. Then, leaving the house of Vibhishana, Hanuman put fire on other houses. Also there is no mention that Hanuman put fire on Ashoka Vatika.
But, after seeing the ...
Yes, all mountains did have wings in the Krita Yuga. Hanumān, en route to Lanka over the seas in search of Sita, encounters the Maināka mountain in its human form standing on its own peak, and that is when Maināka introduces himself to Hanumān as the only mountain currently left with its wings still intact.
Vālmiki narrates the following in Sundara Kanda, ...
I found an actual scriptural account of the story the other two answers describe, from the Uttara Kanda of the Ramayana.
As a child, Hanuman acquired lots of boons from various gods, as I describe in this answer. And he started using his new-found powers to cause a lot of mischief:
Because of the boons he received and the strength which he gained from them,...
Yes Lord Hanuman is still on this planet. Shrimad Bhagvat Puran Canto 5 Chapter 19 mentions that he lives in the Kimpurush Varsha listening to Ramayan being sung by the denizens of the place and himself joining them in
किंपुरुषे वर्षे भगवन्तमादिपुरुषं
लक्ष्मणाग्रजं सीताभिरामं रामं तच्चरणसंनिकर्षाभिरतः परमभागवतो- हनुमान् सह किंपुरुषैः
I read this and to me makes sense.
Hanuman is called Bajrang Bali. I tried to understand why he was so
called. This name is being used mostly in Northern India and less in
Southern India, indicating Lord Hanuman.
According to my understanding, the original word might be
VAJRAANGABALI. If we split this word, we will get 3 words. VAJRA +
ANGA + ...
Though the Valmiki Ramayan proper does not mention the exact place of Hanuman's birth, Uttar Ramayan does say it to be Sumeru. However. local legend makes it to be Anjaneri near Nashik in Maharashtra and since Hanuman spent his whole life around Rishyamukh Parvat in Kishkindha which falls in modern day Karnataka, it seems logical that he would have been ...
I think you're just misinterpreting the line. Tulasidas isn't calling Hanuman "buddhihina" or lacking in intelligence, he's calling himself buddhihina and thus in need of Hanuman's help. Here is how the Gitapress translation renders the line:
Considering myself devoid of intellectual merits, I invoke Sri Hanuman, the son of wind-god. O! Bestow on me the ...
Yes. Lord Hanuman is Rudra avatar of Lord Shiva as per shiva puran. Mother of Lord Hanuman Pleased Vayu devata and Lord Shiva to have son. Vayu devata gave her boon of son and Lord Shiva was asked to give son who is exactly like him. So Lord Shiva granted Anjanimata boon that his 11th Rudra will take birth as her son and Lord Hanuman born.
In hanuman ...
The purpose behind Lord Hanumanas act of burning Lanka -:
Lord Hanuman thought that burning the Lanka will bring some small help to Lord Rama in his task of freeing Devi Sita.
दुर्गे विनाशिते कर्म भवेत् सुख परिश्रमम् | अल्प यत्नेन कार्ये अस्मिन् मम स्यात् सफलः श्रमः || ५-५४-४
durge = (While) the fort; vinaashite = is destroyed;karma = the task; ...
Actually as per hindusim everything that happens is the will of Lord Vishnu.
When Rama killed Valli, he was behind 7 trees, which were considered as 7 saints cursed.
So Rama's arrow also freed those saints from curse and also killed Vali.
Vali's death was written by Rama's hand and hanuman knew that. Actually Rama sent Hanuman to save Sugriva not to kill ...
The following information can be founded from wikipedia article on Rudras:
The Matsya Purana notes that Surabhi – the mother of all cows and the "cow of plenty" – was the consort of Brahma and their union produced the eleven Rudras. Here they are named Nirriti, Shambhu, Aparajita Mrigavyadha, Kapardi, Dahana, Khara, Ahirabradhya, Kapali, Pingala and ...
Who is Hanuman's father?
Hanuman's father name is Kesari who was a valiant Vanara. He is not the biological father of Hanuman. Hanuman is born in the womb of that vanara's wife Anjana by the grace of wind God.
In Sundara Kanda, sarga 35, Hanuman explains the characteristics of Rama and Lakshmana and then gives a brief explanation of his birth.
कौरजो नाम ...
According to Ananda Ramayana, Yes.
He had a son born from a Makara. When Rama and Lakshmana were kidnapped by Airavan and Mairavan, Hanuman reaches to Patala to rescue them. He sees Makaradhwaja. Hanuman introduces himself as Rama's messenger and inquires who he was. To this question, he replies as follows:
When Hanuman burnt Lanka with his tail and ...
Hanumana was mischievous in his childhood, so some sages gave him a minor curse to forget his powers:
Apart from trying to snatch Sun-fruit, Hanuma's childhood-rascaling
was intolerable for some sages and hermits. Hanuma used to tease and
tickle the sages by snatching away their personal belongings, by
spoiling well arranged worship articles etc. ...