The name ‘Hanuman’ is one that is known all over the world, festivals are celebrated in various different cultures, and the stories of his amazing life have been translated into many different languages. Yet there are only a small handful of people who really know about his background. To most, he is simply- “The monkey God.” In reality there is much more to him than that. Even today, people still regard Hanuman as a hero, and many look up to him and try to live the same that he did.
Hanuman is known to different people by different names, In China, he is called Shun Wu Kong – “The Wind Monkey.” Even in India, he is known by a variety of names. One of the more prominent ones being Devraja, or King of the Deities.
Hanuman was born to Vayu- God of the Wind, and Punjikasthala- Goddess of the monkey like Vanara community, and was brought up in her village in the absence of his powerful father.
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