[Advaita-l] Hanuman - Son of Siva
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Tue Mar 8 23:06:07 CST 2011
Dear Venkatesh Murty,
parAshara saMhita is the pramANa grantha for the hanumad janana & hanumad upAsana.
The 2nd chapter of parAshara saMhita details how Hanuman was born. He was born at Venkatachala Kshetra (now Tirumala Hills) and among the 7 hills, “anjanAdri” is identified to be the place of birth of Hanuman.
When Hanuman was born, there were certain “sAmudrika lakShaNAs” identified on His palm such as: vajra, dwaja, shankha, chakra. He was born with sahaja kuNDala in His ears & swarna yajnOpavita with maunji bandhana across His waist. He looked like hard-core smArta brAhmaNa but with a tail behind. “dIrgha lAngula” is what is described in parAshara saMhita.
BTW, the Rg Veda hints the “hanumad tattva” as:
mamacchana tE maghavan vyansO nivividhvA
apa-hanu jaghAna adhAnaviddha uttarO
babhUvA cchirO dAsasya saMpiNa gvadhEna
and other rik as:
asusvadhA makSharannApO asyA(a)vardhata
Madhya A nAvyAnAM saghrIchInEna manasA
taM indra OjiShThEna hanmanA hanmabhidyuH
Hope you might have got the hints in the above 2 rks of Rg veda.
Hanuman is described to be an aspect of Agni & Vayu tattvas and hence to depict His majestic Form of Agni & Vayu swarupa, the story of Rudra Virya & Vayu Anugraha.
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