Lord Hanumana – Son of Kesari and Anjani is believed to be a incarnation of Lord Shiva. He helped Lord Rama to defeat Ravana in Treta Yuga.
Story of Birth of Hanumana
He was born to Anjana and father Kesari. He is also called the son of the deity Vayu (Wind god, himself the son of Vishnu) because of legends associated with Vayu’s role in Hanuman’s birth.
One story mentioned in Eknath’s Bhavartha Ramayana states that when Anjana was worshiping Lord Shiva, Raja Dasharatha of Ayodhya was also performing the ritual of Putrakameshti yagna in order to have children.
As a result, he received prasad or pudding (payasam) for hiswives, leading to the births of Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, and Shatrughna.
By divine ordinance, a kite snatched a fragment of that pudding and dropped it while flying over the forest where Anjana was engaged in worship. Vayu, the Hindu deity of the wind, delivered the falling pudding to the outstretched hands of Anjana, who consumed it. Hanumana was born to her as a result.
According to Valmiki’s Ramayana, one morning in his childhood, he was hungry and saw the rising red colored sun. Mistaking it for a ripe fruit, he leapt up to eat it. In one version of the Hindu legend, the king of gods Indra intervened and struck his thunderbolt. It hit him on his jaw, and he fell to the earth unconscious with a broken jaw. His father, Vayu (air), states Ramayana in section 4.65, became upset and withdrew. The lack of air created immense suffering to all living beings. This led Prajapati, the god of life, to intervene and resuscitate the child, which in turn prompted Vayu to return to the living beings.
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