Hanuman is known by various names like Anjaniputra, Anjaneya, Vanaraputra etc. Hanuman is said to have been born on the full moon day of Chaitra month. Not only that, there are many more things to know about Hanuman. Do you know the secrets we should know about Hanuman..?
It is a well-known fact that Lord Hanuman resides on the earth even today and resides on Mount Gandhamadana between mainland India and Sri Lanka. Hanuman is also known as Lord Anjaneya. There are many unknown facts about Hanuman. What are they? Here are 5 secrets you must know about Hanuman.
Caste of Hanuman
According to research, 9 lakh years ago, there was such a unique race of monkeys on earth, which disappeared 12 to 15 thousand years ago. The name of this species is Kapi. Hanuman belongs to the monkey race. Vanara literally means ‘forest-dwelling man.’ But different from humans. They mostly live in forests.
Hanuman’s 5 real brothers
In Brahmanda Purana, detailed information is given about the genealogy of Vanaras. It contains a reference to Hanuman’s true brothers. Hanuman is the eldest among his 5 brothers. His other brothers’ names are – Matiman, Shrutiman, Ketuman, Gatiman, and Dhrutiman. During the Mahabharata, Kunti’s son Bhima is said to be Hanuman’s brother.
Hanuman wrote the first Ramayana
According to South Indian folklore, Hanuman is said to have written the first Ramakatha and that too with his fingernails on a rock. This Ramayana was written before Valmiki’s Ramayana and is known as ‘Hanumad Ramayana’. It is called ‘Hanumannataka’ in South India. He wrote it down and threw it into the sea. Then there is a mention that it got to Tulsidasari.
Vehicle of Hanuman
All gods and goddesses have vehicles but Hanuman’s vehicle is considered invisible. In the 72nd verse of ‘Hanuman Sahasranamam Stotram’, it is called ‘vayuvahanah’. This means that his vehicle is air. They travel from one place to another at high speed by air. According to popular belief, Hanuman is also said to ride on demons.
Hanuman has 4 gurus
It is said that Hanuman had 4 Gurus from whom he received education and learning. The first Guru is Suryadeva, the second Guru is Narada, the third Guru is Pavanadeva and the fourth Guru is Matanga Rishi.