[Advaita-l] Hanuman is Siva's son

Kathirasan K brahmasatyam at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 19:29:24 CST 2011

Namaste ji,

I looked through the Valmiki Ramayana published by Gorakhpur Press. It does
not mention anything about Paravati and Parameshvara. It just says that Vayu
bhagavan was the one who impregnated Anjana.


On 8 March 2011 19:50, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Namaste Sri Sriram
> I believe Hanuman is Siva's son. I am sending the details from Kamba
> Ramayana and Valmiki Ramayana.
> Reference Book- Encyclopedic Dictionary of Puranas By Swami
> Parameshwaranand
> A nymph. She was the servantmaid of Brhaspati. Once day she was
> collecting flowers
> for her Guru in a garden when a set of young men and women came to the
> garden for amorous
> sports. They were roaming about in the garden in pairs doing all sorts
> of erotic acts and
> Puñjikasthalã stood watching them for sometime with passion aroused in
> her. She returned miserable to
> the Úrama thinking all the way about her miserable lot of having no
> husband to enjoy a
> similar life. She was full of lust when she returned to the ãšrama and
> on seeing Brhaspati she
> caught hold of him by the hand and pleaded to satisfy her passion.
> Brhaspati was angry at this
> improper request and cursed her “You have become rotten. You have
> become lustful by see-
> ing the amorous sports of others, May you be born as a monkey. Get out
> of this Úrama.”
> Puñjikasthalã came to her senses and regretting her hasty act begged
> her Guru to grant her
> release from the curse. Brhaspati felt pity on her and said “Go and
> enjoy to your full sexual
> life with a lover whom you like best. Then you will get a son from the
> vitality of šiva. When
> that son is born you will be released from the curse and you will go to
> heaven.”
> She became immediately a monkey girl named Añjanã and started living
> in a forest of
> that name itself. She fell in love with a monkey by named Kesari there
> and lived for many
> years enjoying an amorous life. She did not get a child even after
> several years and then she
> prayed to Šiva for a child.
> It was at that time that Pãrvati and Paramešvara played amorous sports
> in the form of
> monkeys and Pãrvati became pregnant. Pãrvati expressed reluctance to
> be the mother of a
> monkey child and then Šiva by his divine powers deposited his semen
> virile through
> Vãyubhagavãn (god of wind) into the womb of Anjana who was then
> praying to him for a
> child. Coming to know of this through Nãrada and fearing that his
> lordship over the monkeys
> would be lost if such a monkey were born to Añjanã Vãli poured into
> the belly of Añjanã
> molten liquid of pañcaloha (five metals). Añjanã was not the least
> injured and she gave birth in
> due course to monkey son who became the celebrated Hanùmãn, the
> life-force of the Rama
> Rãvana tussle. (Pûrvakanda, Kamba Rãmãyana: Kishkindhã Kãnda. Vãlmiki
> Rãmãyana).
> --
> Regards
> -Venkatesh
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