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Hanuman: Hero. Monkey. God


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Hanuman, the Monkey
A Statue of Hanuman

Hanuman is the ever-living (Chiranjeevi) son of  Lord Vayu and remains a very popular deity among Hindus. A bachelor and a fiercely loyal devotee himself (to Rama), his heroics in the war of Ramayan have inspired several tales of Indian mythology. Hanuman is the only character that appears in both the Hindu epics, the Ramayan and the Mahabharat, which are spread across millennia.


Hanuman in Indian Art

Mythological Painting
From Left to Right: Garuda, Rama or Vishnu, Sita or Lakshmi and Hanuman
Art Inspired by Mythology

A Lamp Post near Hanuman Temple,
Hanuman on the wall
Wall Painting of Hanuman in Rajasthan

Mascular Hanuman in Prayer
Painting from a Goan Temple
Hanuman as Devotee
Hanuman, the Monkey
Hanuman, the Monkey

A Hanuman sculpture on top of Rama temple, Goa
A Hanuman sculpture on top of Rama temple, Goa
Burning of Lanka
Hanuman Watches Lanka Burn

Languor hanuman in Mysore zoo, 1985
Languor hanuman in Mysore zoo, 1985
Hanuman in Indian Art
Hanuman with Sanjeevani Mountain
Deatil from a painted leather puppet

Hanuman Mistakes the Sun for a Fruit
Painting by Balasaheb Pant Pratinidhi
Tales from Indian Mythologies
Hanuman Meets Sita in Ashok Garden
Hanuman Meets Sita in Ashok Garden

Hanuman Meets Rawana
Hanuman Meets Rawana

Five Headed Hanuman of Magali

A man dressed as hanuman
A man dressed as hanuman
Hanuman Finds Sita
Anjaneya handing over Sita's Ornament at Ashoka Gardens
Mysore Traditional Painting, Mysore

Hanuman with gadha in street procession
Hanuman with gadha in street procession
Hanuman in Temple Art
Decpiction of Hanuman in Kavi Art Form
Hanuman carrying a club (Gada) and a flag

Statue of Hanuman -- (Mukhyaprana)
Depiction of Hanuman as the controller of life
Hindu Deities
Rural India
Nature Scene
Painting by artist N. Hanumantaih

Ramayana in Sculptural Art
The Tricking of Sita
Hoysala period sculpture shows Rawana's people showing two heads to Sita, claiming that Rama and Lakshman are dead.

Hanuman in Obeyance
Detail from a Mysore Traditional Painting, Nanjanagudu
Hanuman in Indian Art
Man Dressed as Hanuman
Man Dressed as Hanuman the Monkey

Sculpture of Hanuman

See Also:

  • Indian Mythologies -- Pictures and tales from the Indian mythologies including Hindu epics of Mahabharata, Ramayana

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