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Lord Anjaneya

Updated on October 5, 2018

Lord Anjaneya, also called Shri Hanuman, is one of the gods in Hinduism. He is in fact the favorite God for many Hindu people. According to the Epic Ramayana, Anjaneya played a very important role as he was very helpful in bringing back Devi Seetha, the consort of Lord Rama, from Shri lanka where She had been imprisoned by the demon Ravana.

In legend it is said that this god Anjaneya is none other than the son of Lord Vayu, the God of Wind. It is believed that he would save faithful devotees fromall ill fortunes and tribulations which could be created by the malefic planets. It is trusted that he is as powerful as Lord Vinayaka because latter God is also known for saving devotees from those malefic planets.

Lord Anjaneya has an unique appearance with monkey face and gigantic hairy body. He is always provided with a weapon called Gadayutham on his right hand and some times he appears as he flying over the sky holding sanjeevi hills on one hand and Gadayutham on the other one. In some other pictures this god is shown in a meditating position.

From the history and stories it is understood that lord Anjaneya was faithful follower and devotee of Lord Rama. He served god Rama and his consort Seetha in difficult times. He saved the life of Laxman. There is an interesting story behind it.

Once lord Rama and others were warring against Ravana to rescue his consort Seetha. One day during the war Lord Laxman was wounded and went to unconscious state by the powerful throne hurled by Indrajit, son of demon Ravana. A sage from Rama's side urged to bring a certain medicinal leaves that would be only available only at Sanjeevi Hills to save Laxman.

At this critical situation Lord Anjaneya immediately flew over the sky towards Sanjeevi Hills to bring those medicinal leaves. But, unfortunately He could not identify the required leaves. Then Lord Anjaneya came to a decision to carry the whole Sanjeevi hills on his hand and bring it where Lord Laxman was lying in the serious condition. Then, the sage went through the hills and collected the medicinal leaves and therefore Anjaneya saved the life of Lord Laxman.

Lord Anjaneya is also believed as the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Once Lord Vishnu incarnated to serve Lord Shiva and made him very happy. On seeing his faihful services and love, Lord Shiva decided to reciprocate the same to Lord Vishnu. Lord Shiva pleased to Lord Vishnu to bless an opportunity to serve him in his next incarnation. Thus, the great bakthi of Lord Vishnu on Lord Shiva made the other incarnation of Lord Shiva, Shri Anjaneya.

The Hindu people celebrate and adorn him in all the days of a week. Particularly on Thursdays and Saturdays people decorate him with a garland made of south indian oily recipe called 'vada' which is made of black grams, onions and spices like peppers.

At Sushindram and Nanganallur in Tamil Nadu, India there are famous temples for Lord Anjaneya.

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    Vishnu Sahasranamam 

    7 years ago

    very informative article. I learned a lot.

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    sindhu 

    8 years ago

    Indomitable faith in hanuman will fulfill all your wishes.I am talking this from my own experience

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    ram 

    8 years ago

    Original name of Hanuman is Maruthi.

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    anirudh 

    8 years ago

    plz any one say if u know WHAT is the priginal name of hanuman?

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    munna 

    9 years ago

    jai sri ram

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    karthik s n 

    9 years ago

    lord hanuman really helped me a lot. god please forgive all my mistake.jai sri ram

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    VShanker 

    9 years ago from Naperville, IL

    Very good post. Jai Hanuman!

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    Lakshmi Panchakshari 

    9 years ago

    Lord Hanuman is a wonderful God.He sets an example of humble devotee,with strong willpower and embodiment of strength.As his devotees we too must follow him to the maximum extent.

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    V.K.SUBRAMANI 

    9 years ago

    REALLY EXCELLENT. READERS MAY ALSO NOTE THAT HANUMAN TEMPLE AT NAMAKKAL, TAMILNADU IS QUITE FAMOUS. LORD ANJANEYA HAS BEEN GRANTING BOON TO ALL DEVOTEES SURRENDERING TO HIM. CHANTING HANUMAN CHALISA IS A SINGLE SOLUTION TO ALL DIFFICULTIES FACED BY US.

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    V.K.SUBRAMANI 

    9 years ago

    REALLY EXCELLENT. READERS MAY ALSO NOTE THAT HANUMAN TEMPLE AT NAMAKKAL, TAMILNADU IS QUITE FAMOUS. LORD ANJANEYA HAS BEEN GRANTING BOON TO ALL DEVOTEES SURRENDERING TO HIM. CHANTING HANUMAN CHALISA IS A SINGLE SOLUTION TO ALL DIFFICULTIES FACED BY US.

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    ratnaveera 

    9 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear Jayapraba, Thank you very much for adding here Shri Anjaneya Mantras.

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    jayapraba 

    9 years ago

    If you read anjaneya manthra , it will lead to increase your energy.so whenever you pray u read that manthra.

    om anjaneyaya vithmagi

    vayu puthraya demagi

    thanoth hanumandh prasodhayath...........

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    ratnaveera 

    9 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear Ghantasala Dhana Lakshmi, Jhansi and Ghantasala Jhansi, I thank all of you for your nice comments!

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    Ghantasala jhansi 

    9 years ago

    my mother liked hanuman very much so iam also liked hanuman very much. your web site is very super.

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    jhansi 

    9 years ago

    my mother liked hanuman very much so iam also liked hanuman very much. your web site is very super.

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    ghantasala dhana lakshmi 

    9 years ago

    dear hubber thanks for create this web site. it is very exiting.

  • ratnaveera profile imageAUTHOR

    ratnaveera 

    9 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear Hubber, Thanks for visiting this hub and your good suggestion.

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    countrywomen 

    9 years ago from Washington, USA

    Prasad- Hanuman did have a son called Makardhwaja without losing his celibacy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanuman

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    hubber-2009 

    9 years ago from India

    If you chant Anjaneya swamy mantra mp3's for meditation purposes, your health will be improved..

  • ratnaveera profile imageAUTHOR

    ratnaveera 

    10 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear Jain, Thanks for visiting this Hub and adding more informations about Lord Anjaneya.

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    Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 

    10 years ago from Tumkur

    Anjaneya is known by various other names also.Like-Pavanasutha, Vayuputhra,Anjanasutha,etc.According to Jain version of Ramayan,he is known as Anuman.While he is a brhmachari in Valmiki Ramayan, he is married in jain version.

    Main thing we have to identify in the caharacter of Anjaneya is- his devotion,dedication and obedience!He has tha powetr of most poerful demon, but uses it like the wisest man!Hanuman is an idealto those who believe in a dedicated life.

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