God Hanuman –

God Hanuman: In Hindu mythology, God Hanuman is the monkey god worshiped by Hindus. Those who consider it an aspect of the god Shiva. He is the faithful companion of the god-king Rama (one of the ten avatars of Vishnu) and one of the most important deities in the Hindu pantheon. In the Ramaiana, where he helps him in his expedition against the army led by the evil demon Rávana. He possesses almost limitless power and strength. To the point that at birth he jumped to the sun, mistaking it for a fruit.


The monkey God represents qualities such as courage. The strength, the generosity. Commitment and determination. He is a symbol of the energy and dedication that human beings need in life.

They say of him that he has a supernatural strength, almost unlimited. His power and strength is so great that at one point he jumped up to the sun. It was because of a mistake. Well, the king of the monkeys thought that instead of the star it was a fruit.

In addition to all that hulking force. Hanuman would be a scholar who would deftly master the six schools of grammar. The four Vedas and the six Shastras. But despite this, his humility is also highlighted. Well being so learned he never boasted about it.

Friendship between Rama and Hanuman

In the Ramayana the story of the friendship between Rama and Hanuman is told. Apparently, one day they met in the jungle, while Rama and his brother Lakshmana were looking for something. Curious Hanuman asked what. Rama would tell him the story of how his wife, Sita, had been kidnapped by the demon Ravana. This was the reason that the two brothers searched tirelessly for her.

The story touched Hanuman who decided to help Rama by creating an army of monkeys. However, this first army failed and could not find the demon’s hiding place. Hanuman decided to search for it on his own, and when he found it, he decided to turn into an ordinary monkey to get rid of the security systems of the demon’s palace.

Once inside, he found Sita in a beautiful garden, crying uncontrollably. As the monkey approached and began to speak, the woman fainted from surprise. Nevertheless. Once she recovered, she saw the ring that her husband had given to Hanuman, something that made her trust that strange being of hers.

battle against the devil

Hanuman decided to go in search of Rama to face a battle against the demon, but first he decided to destroy the walls of that great city and annihilate a few thousand guardian demons, perhaps to make it a little easier for his friend. Ravana became enraged and set fire to the monkey’s tail. However, far from being intimidated, Hanuman grew and grew until he became a gigantic monkey that flicked his tail with a tail full of fire, setting the buildings of his city on fire.

With the road more or less paved, they all returned for the final battle, in which, without a doubt, the help of Hanuman and his army of monkeys was decisive. Finally, Sita was reunited with Rama and finally the demon was defeated and destroyed like his city.

Hanuman and Yoga

Hanuman is very important in the process of Yoga. The father of the Monkey God is Vayu, the God of the winds. This is the reason why he moves perfectly through the air.

It is said that before the battle of Lanka, Rama and his brother Lakshmana were kidnapped by Mahiravana. A brother of Ravana who lived in the infernal worlds. To kill such a demon, it was necessary to extinguish a lamp from five candles. Each of which was located at one of the cardinal points. And they had to be turned off at the same time.

Hanuman entered the underworld and, acquiring a five-headed form. He blew out all five candles at the same time. Thus destroying the power of Mahiravana and saving Rama and Lakshmana.

In this story, Mahiravana is the disordered mind. And the five candles are the five vital airs or Pranas of the human body. Hanuman is none other than the control of energy. Through pranayama and brahmacharya, Hanuman is able to make the pranas and the mind cease, thus freeing Rama (the Supreme Soul) to shine in all his splendor.


Today, Hanuman is still worshiped not only in India. But also in other places in Asia. He is considered the protector of lovers, a symbol of loyalty, courage, fidelity, selflessness and friendship.

His image can be seen in almost all official institutions in India. From the police and the army to the home of those who dedicate their existence to the service of others.

Hanuman Jayanthi

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman. The god Vanara, who is worshiped throughout India. The event takes place on the 15th of Shukla Paksha. During the month Chaitra.

Hanuman Jayanti is a very important festival among Hindus. Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy. Hanuman is said to be able to assume any form at will. A rock, moving mountains, or hurtling through the air or clouds. Hanuman is revered in popular tradition as a deity with magical powers. And the ability to defeat evil spirits.

Devotees visit temples. And they put sindhur on the forehead of Hanuman’s body as they believe that god Hanuman likes sindhur.

Temples where he is venerated

Tuesdays and Saturdays are particularly popular days at Hanuman temples. Some people do a full or partial fast on one of those days. And they remember Hanuman and the theology that represents him.

  • The oldest freestanding temple and statue of Hanuman are at Khajuraho. Dated to 922 BC from the Khajuraho Hanuman inscription.
  • The Jakhu temple in Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. A 33 meter monumental statue of Hanuman marks this temple and it is the highest point in Shimla.
  • The tallest statue of Hanuman is the Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Swami at 41 meters in Paritala. 32 km from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, installed in 2003.
  • Chitrakoot in Madhya Pradesh features the Hanuman Dhara temple. Showing a panchmukhi statue of Hanuman. It is located within a forest and is, together with Ramghat a few kilometers away, an important Hindu pilgrimage site.
  • Other monumental statues of Hanuman are found throughout India. As in Sholinghur Sri Yoga Narasimha swami Navi Mumbai.
  • In Bangalore, a large statue of Hanuman is in the Ragigudda Anjaneya temple. Similarly, there is a 10 meter idol in a temple at Nanganallur in Chennai. At the Hanuman Vatika in Rourkela, Odisha, there is a 23 meter statue of Hanuman.
  • In India, the annual autumn play Ramlila features Hanuman. Performed during Navratri by rural artists.
  • Outside of India, there is a statue built by Tamil Hindus near the Batu Caves in Malaysia. And a 26 meter Karya Siddhi Nanuman statue. Built by the descendants of Hindu workers hired during colonial times at Carapichaima in Trinidad and Tobago. Another Karya Siddhi Hanuman temple was built in Frisco, Texas, in the United States.