Biography of Lord Hanuman

Lord Hanuman is believed to alive today and is one of the most popular gods In Hinduism. His mother’s name was Anjana and on that basis, Hanuman is sometimes called Anjaneya, which means, one born of Anjana. His father was a monkey king namely Kesari. He is blessed by God Vayu and that’s why he is also known as the god of winds. Hanuman’s image depicts him as a strong man with the face of a monkey and a tail that represents morality, a higher dignity of being self.

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Birth of Sankat Mochan Hanuman

According to astrologers, he was born 1 crore 85 lakh 58 thousand 115 years ago in the last phase of Treta Yuga, it is believed that he was born around 6:30 am on Tuesday in a small hill village called Anjan. His father's name was Kesari and mother's name was Anjana.

Sankat Mochan Hanuman's education

Hanuman Ji was the topper in force, intelligence, tact, knowledge. He was educated by his mother Anjana and after that when he grew up, on the request of Pawan Dev, he was sent to Suryadev for education, where he got complete knowledge in just 7 days and got absorbed in Rama's name.

Hanuman has killed many demons and freed many villagers from their terror. He had many blessings from all the Gods and Goddesses and that how he was able to help Lord Rama in his battle with the great Ravana and facilitated him in his victory path.

It is said that during his childhood one beautiful morning Hanuman saw the sun shining like ripe fruit and to appease his hunger he ate the sun. Indra – the ruler god to stop universe falling apart threw his weapon Vajra Ayud (thunderbolt) hitting hanuman and he fell on the earth as dead with a broken jaw which in result made his father, Vayu (air) upset and withdrew. The lack of air created loads of suffering for all living beings. Indra realizing the situation gave hanuman his life back with a  disfigured jaw Thus, the name Hanuman originated from the Sanskrit words (Hanu – Jaw) and (-mant or man – prominent or disfigured).

Sankat Mochan Hanuman's other names.
  • Bajarang balee
  • Maaruti
  • Anjani soot
  • Kesaree nandan
  • Sankatamochan
  • Pavanaputr
  • Mahaaveer
  • Kapeesh
  • Shankar suvan

Hanuman met Rama in the year of his 14-year exile when the demon Ravana had kidnapped Sita, During the course of Rama's search for his wife Sita With his brother Lakshmana, and there are other related Rama legends are the most extensive stories about the Lord Hanuman.


The Mahabharata is another major epic that has a mention of Hanuman where he is presented as a brother of Bhima, whom hanumans meet accidentally on Bhima way to Mount Kailasha. A man of extraordinary strength, Bhima is unable to move Hanuman's tail, making him realize the strength of Hanuman.

Other literature

Apart from Ramayana and Mahabharata, Hanuman is mentioned in several texts. The Skanda Purana mentions Hanuman in Rameswaram In a South Indian version of Shiva Purana, Hanuman is described as the son of Shiva and Mohini

Hanuman Chalisa

During The 16th-century Tulsidas wrote Hanuman Chalisa, a devotional song, He claimed to have visions when he met face to face with Hanuman and wrote Ramcharitmanas, According to Hindu belief Hanuman Chalisa is a very powerful mantra to get the blessing of Hanuman and chanting of Hanuman Chalisa protects Hanuman devotee from the devil, negative energy and all other problem.

Hanuman is viewed as the ideal combination of "strength, Knowledge, and heroism" He is the ultimate god and believed to alive this day watching every human being.