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Devotee of a Devotee

The monkey deity, known as Hanuman, is an ardent devotee of Lord Rama. He was a central character in the war between the Gods and the demon king Ravana.

 

An interesting and of course, fantastic anecdote of Hanuman: Long before meeting Lord Rama and becoming his devotee, as a child Hanuman one day he stepped out of home and was especially in an adventurous mood. Seeing the red sphere of the setting sun, he mistook it for a juicy fruit and flew all the way to swallow the sun. The King of Gods, Indra, struck the child monkey with a thunderbolt to make him spit out the sun, which rendered him (Hanuman) unconscious. And the plot thickens; Hanuman is the son of the Wind God, who ordered all the winds everywhere to stop. All life, divine and earthly, began to suffocate. All Gods rushed to pacify the Wind God and appeased him with everyone granting a boon to little Hanuman. 

 

It is to such a character this devotee pays obesiance.

Devotee of a Devotee

The monkey deity, known as Hanuman, is an ardent devotee of Lord Rama. He was a central character in the war between the Gods and the demon king Ravana.

 

An interesting and of course, fantastic anecdote of Hanuman: Long before meeting Lord Rama and becoming his devotee, as a child Hanuman one day he stepped out of home and was especially in an adventurous mood. Seeing the red sphere of the setting sun, he mistook it for a juicy fruit and flew all the way to swallow the sun. The King of Gods, Indra, struck the child monkey with a thunderbolt to make him spit out the sun, which rendered him (Hanuman) unconscious. And the plot thickens; Hanuman is the son of the Wind God, who ordered all the winds everywhere to stop. All life, divine and earthly, began to suffocate. All Gods rushed to pacify the Wind God and appeased him with everyone granting a boon to little Hanuman. 

 

It is to such a character this devotee pays obesiance.

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Apr 2012, 00:31
Lord Hanuman features heavily in the traditional dances of Thailand, Ayush...borrowed, like many things, from Hindu.
Fascinating Ayush! And if it weren't for the human in front of him - I'd have thought this was a really well done cartoon!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Apr 2012, 07:33
First of all, the colors are awesome, Ayush, for this monkey god. I always love reading these stories, like those of Greek mythology. So much of how we view life comes through their grid.
A mutual devotion...
This is quite a fascinating image Ayush!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 11 Apr 2012, 12:32
Good image its good to here the stories
Fascinating history and interesting shot.
Great story to go with the picture
  • Anyes
  • Canada
  • 11 Apr 2012, 16:13
Thank you Ayush for this interesting tale of the deities and this beautiful photograph of Hanuman. I love reading stories like thissmile
Nicely captured, Ayush!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Apr 2012, 20:12
Funny story - imagine that after he swallowed the sun, he can actually feel the lightning bolt thrown at him.
Touching.
wow! cool statue!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 12 Apr 2012, 19:30
What a life story, Ayush!

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