Lord Hanuman is one of the most popular Hindu Gods, thanks to his astounding ‘life story’ you can find in Hindu mythology.
Be it his childhood tales when he gobbles up the Sun thinking it to be a huge mango or the times when he flies with an entire mountain in his hand, Hanuman’s legends are quite fascinating.
But what if we tell you that there many more enthralling things about Hanuman, perhaps you don’t know about? Take a look at some of these unheard facts about Hanuman and be surprised.
After the war got over between Rama and Raavana, Hanuman went to the Himalayas and continued his reverence of Rama. During this time, he wrote his version of Ramayana on the walls of the Himalayas with his nails. This was noticed by MaharshiValmiki, who once visited him and he praised Hanuman’s version of the war.
Sita once pleased with Hanuman’s devotion gifted him a beautiful pearl necklace. However, the monkey god politely refused to accept it as he didn’t keep anything with him that was devoid of Rama’s name on it.
Hanuman son was born to a mighty fish of the same name when his sweat fell into the sea and the fish swallowed it.
Once, Narada Muni tried to provoke Rama against Hanuman. He asked Hanuman to greet all the sages except Vishwamitra. When Hanuman did so, angry Vishwamitra complained to Rama asking him to punish Hanuman to death. Rama could not ignore his command issued a death sentence to Hanuman. However, all arrows targeted towards Hanuman failed to do any harm to him as he kept chanting Rama.
There’s an incident in Mahabharata where Hanuman meets Bhima and tells him that they are brothers.
Once, Hanuman asked Sita why she puts vermilion (sindoor) on her forehead. She replied that being Rama’s wife, the ‘sindoor’ was a sign of her unconditional love and respect for her husband. To prove his love for Rama, Hanuman then covered his entire body with ‘sindoor’.