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Hanuman: Hero. Monkey. God


© K. L. Kamat
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

Hanuman Mistakes the Sun for a Fruit
Painting by Balasaheb Pant Pratinidhi
Tales from Indian Mythologies
Hanuman in Indian Art
An Incomplete Sculpture of Hanuman
Remains of a school of scultpture (?), Sravanabelagola

Hanuman Meets Rawana, Bhatkal Temple Sculpture
Notice the multiple faces of the king and Hanuman using his tail to make seat higher than the king
Sculpture from Khetapai Narayan Temple

Sculpture of Hanuman

A yakshagana character as hanumanayak, 1985
A yakshagana character as hanumanayak, 1985
Hanuman with gadha in street procession
Hanuman with gadha in street procession

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

Hanuman Fights King Rawana's Army
18th Century Mysore Traditional Art. Ramayana War in Indian Art
Hanuman Fights King Rawanas Army
Ramayana Street Play
Folk Artists as Ramayan Characters
Actors dressed as Rama, Lakshaman, Sita and Hanuman

When Hanuman became Old
Hanuman in Indian Art
Man Dressed as Hanuman
Man Dressed as Hanuman the Monkey

Decpiction of Hanuman in Kavi Art Form
Hanuman carrying a club (Gada) and a flag
Hanuman in Temple Art
Hanuman Meets Rawana
Hanuman Meets Rawana

A Lamp Post near Hanuman Temple,
Leather Puppet of Hanuman
Painted Leather Puppet of Hanuman

Painting of Hanuman from a Temple Wall
Rama Sorrounded by Sita, Laxman and Hanuman
Rama Sorrounded by Sita, Laxman and Hanuman
Tanjore School of Painting

Hanuman on Top of Kadri Hill, Mangalore
Towering statue of Hanuman the monkey
Praying Hanuman
Painted Hanuman
Painted Hanuman

Languor hanuman in Mysore zoo, 1985
Languor hanuman in Mysore zoo, 1985
Ramayana Sculpture
Hanuman, Laxman, and Jatayu attending to Rama
Bhatkal temple sculpture of 16th century A.D.

Sculpted Statue of Hanuman with a Club
Village of Jamunjari, 1976
Tribal Hanuman Sculpture
A Hanuman sculpture on top of Rama temple, Goa
A Hanuman sculpture on top of Rama temple, Goa

A character of Hanuman in Bayalata, 1985
A character of Hanuman in Bayalata, 1985

See Also:

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

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