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HANUMAN - BROTHERS OF HANUMAN AND LESSKNOWNFACTS ABOUT HANUMAN


  Kesari and Anjana had a total of 5 son's,out of which Hanuman was eldest according to Brahmand puran,verse 223 to 230.The names of other son's of Kesari were:  1. Matiman  2. Shruthiman  3. Ketuman  4. Dhritiman                                  They all were married and had kids. It was said that Hanuman also had one more brother named "Gatiman", but we are unable to find his name in purans.

                              Did you ever heard that Lord Hanuman have brothers? Very less is known about the sibblings of Lord Hanuman. But according to Brahmand puran,one of the purans of hindu scriptures,Lord Hanuman have brothers that we are going to tell you now.

                               The mother of Hanuman was Anjana, who was an apsara in the celestial court of Indra,was born on earth due to a curse.She was redeemed from this curse on giving birth to a son.The Valmiki ramayana states that the father of Lord Hanuman was Kesari,he was the son of Brihaspathi and was the king of place called Sumeru.Anjana prayed to Lord Shiva for a long period of twelve years to get a child.Pleased with their devotion,Lord Shiva granted them with a child.That child was Hanuman.

HANUMAN - BROTHERS OF HANUMAN AND LESSKNOWNFACTS ABOUT HANUMAN                               Hanuman is also called son of Vaayu Deva ( Wind God ).As per Eknath's Bhavaratha Ramayana ( 16th Century ),when Anjana was worshiping Lord Shiva,The king Dasaratha of Ayodhya was also performing the ritual of Putrakama Yagna in order to have children.As a result he received prasad to be shared by his three wives,leading to the births of Lord Rama,Lakshmana,Bharatha and Shatrughna. By devine ordinance, a kite snatched a fragment of prasad and dropped it while flying over the forest where Anjana was engaged in worship. Vaayu Deva ,the Hindu diety of wind, delivered the Prasad into the outstretched hands of Anjana, who consumed it. Hanuman was born as a result. By Shiva's direction Vaayu Deva transferred his male energy in to Anjana's womb resulting in birth of Lord Hanuman.Thus Hanuman was often called the son of Vaayu Deva ( Pavanputra Hanuman ).


                               Kesari and Anjana had a total of 5 son's,out of which Hanuman was eldest according to Brahmand puran,verse 223 to 230.The names of other son's of Kesari were:

1. Matiman

2. Shruthiman

3. Ketuman

4. Dhritiman

                                They all were married and had kids. It was said that Hanuman also had one more brother named "Gatiman", but we are unable to find his name in purans.


Some lessknown facts and interesting things about Hanuman:


1. Lord Rama,once issued death sentence to Hanuman:

                                Once in the court of Lord Rama after he became king, Narada who was known for creating disharmony between Rama and Hanuman - asked Hanuman to greet all the sages except Vishwamithra, since he was a king once. Hanuman did so, but it did not affect Vishwamithra. But Narada went on and instigated Vishwamithra, which angered him so much that he went to Ram and asked him to punish Hanuman to death. As Vishwamithra was the Guru of Lord Rama, he could not ignore his command and punished Hanuman to death by arrows. But all arrows failed to harm Hanuman as he kept chanting Ram. Rama decided to use his Brahmasthra,the most powerful weapon. But a wonder happened,that weapon also failed to harm Hanuman.Finally Narada  confessed his mistake to Vishwamithra, stopping the ordeal.

2. Lord Hanuman once applied Sindoor all over his body for Lord Rama's long life:

                                 When Sita put Sindoor on her forehead, Hanuman asked the reason behind it. Sita explained applying Sindoor increases the life of Rama. On hearing this, due to his immense love for Lord Rama,Hanuman applied Sindoor all over his body for long life of Lord Rama.

3. Hanuman was the incarnation of Lord Shiva:

                                  Anjana wished Lord Shiva to take birth as her son, as she was a zealous devotee of Lord Shiva.Thus Lord Shiva was born as Hanuman.


4. Curse of Hanuman:

                                  Lord  Hanuman has earned the reputation of being notorious during his childhood. He used to pester meditating hermits, who had taken refuge in the kingdom of his father. During one such incident, a vexed sage cursed Hanuman. Due to this curse Hanuman was unable to remember his powers. When Sita was kidnapped by Ravana, Jambavantha had to remind Hanuman of his powers, so that he could pursue search for Sita.

5. The meaning of name Hanuman in Sanskrit:

                                  In sanskrit, Hanu means "Jaw" and man means "Disfigured". When Lord Indra used his Vajraayudha on Hanuman, His Jaw was badly hurt and disfigured. Thus the name was obtained.

6. Hanuman's hunger:

                                  During Sita's exile, Hanuman went to visit her in priest valmiki's cottage. Sita was very happy to see Hanuman and cooked many delicacies for Hanuman. Sita continued to serve food to Hanuman and was at the verge of exhausting alll the food supplies but was unable to satiate his hunger. In despair, she prayed to Lord Rama, who advised her to add Tulsi leaf in the food being served to Hanuman. Finally Sita was able to gratify the hungry Hanuman.


7. Rama tricked Hanuman to let him die:

                                 When the time for Rama to eternal abode, he had to distract Hanuman, who would stop Rama from doing so if he was aware of that. For granting Yama entry into Rama's place, Lord Rama feigned to have lost his ring which he had intentionally dropped into deeper cracks of nether world. Hanuman went to fetch the ring and found a heap of rings. Then Hanuman realised the intention of Lord Rama. It indicated that Lord Rama's time on earth had come to an end and that the diety would have leave for Vaikunta.



8. Hanuman's promise to Rama:

                                  When Rama decided to leave for the heavenly abode, his wife Sita and Lakshman followed him. But his most ardent devotee vowed that he would stay on this earth for as long as the name of Rama is chanted by its inhabitants.He promised to reside in this world to protect us from evil.

9. Lord Hanuman and Bima were brothers:

                                  As Hanuman was born because of Vaayu Deva, Bhima was also born because of Vaayu Deva. So the Hanuman and Bhima were brothers in this context.

10. Hanuman on Arjuna's chariot:

                                  Arjuna requested Hanuman to present on his charriot during Mahabaratha war. At first Hanuman did not accept but when Arjuna asked Krishna to Make Hanuma agree for his proposal, and Lord Krishna convinced Hanuman and Hanuman was present on Arjuna's chariot and thus Arjuna's charriot featured Hanuman on its flag.

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