Hanuman's Role In Ramayana

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Hanuman is a popular deity among the north Indian Hindus because of his role in the epic Ramayana. His leap across the ocean to Lanka, his singlehanded destruction of Lanka, his journey to the Himalayas and flying back with the mountain are a few of Hanuman’s common and popular exploits in Tulsi Das’s version of Ramayana.
Hanuman also called as “Mahavir” (the great courageous) is worshipped in countless temples across north India. He stands for two things: strength (Shakti/bal) and devotion (bhakti). These two factors are inter-related; the more perfect the bhakti, the greater his strength.
Hanuman represents spiritual devotion in his relationship with Lord Ram. Ram represents the ultimate spiritual realization whereas Hanuman represents the method to achieve this spirituality.
Every akhara has a shrine dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The worship of Hanuman is an important part of a wrestler’s daily regimen. Hanuman serves as a model for construction of a wrestler’s identity. This identity has three basic themes: Brahmacharya (celibacy), relationship of Shakti (energy) to Bal (strength) and lastly the nature of the Bhakti (devotion).
Hanuman is generally regarded as the son of Anjana, a nymph who was cursed with a simian appearance, and Kesari, a high ranking warrior in Sugriva’s monkey army. However, hanuman is often regarded as the son of Vayu, the wind god in many mythical references. It is said that Vayu, god of the wind, carried Lord Shiva’s divine power to

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