Hanuman is one of the most important
personalities in 'Ramayana'. Hanuman is known as a popular
devotee of Lord Rama. His help made Rama to find out
Sita devi easily and then defeat Ravana in the war. Hanuman
is known as different names such as Anjaneya, Pavan puthra,
Maruthi. The name 'Anjaneya' was derived from his mother's
name 'Anjana', a female vanara. Its also believed that
Hanuman is the incarnation of Lord Siva. So Hanuman is
known as 'Maharudhra' too. Some believes that Hanuman
is the son of 'Vayu', the God of wind, so having the
name 'Pavan puthra'.
Hanuman meets Lord Rama when he was wandering in the
forest. Rama was expelled from his country for a period
of 14 years. His wife Sita and brother Lakshmana were
accompanying him. But on the way, Devi Sita was kidnapped
by Ravana, the king of Lanka. After their meeting Hanuman
brought out an alliance between Sugriva and Lord Rama.
Sugriva and his vanaras, especially Hanuman helped
Rama to defeat Ravana and regain Sita. After the Ramayana
war, the time came for the departure of Rama to heaven.
Then every followers of Rama, excluding Hanuman decided
to depart with him. But Hanuman was requested to remain
on earth as an immortal sign of perfect devotee of
Rama. Hanuman's version of Ramayana is known as Hanumadh
Ramayana. After the war, Hanuman scripted this, when
he was living in the Himalayas. But it was completely
different from Valmiki's Ramayana. Its believed that,When
Valmiki read 'Hanumadh Ramayana' he felt disappointed
and Hanuman discarded it.
It is hanuman's speciality, that even though he is
god, he always wanted to be the servant of his master,
Lord Rama. Doing upasana for Hanuman is very special
and auspicious and he will be protecting his devotees
from all sufferings and helping for endurance in their
life. It is believed that Lord Hanuman is still living
with us in Kali yuga and blessing all his devotees.
List of Hanuman Temples