[Advaita-l] The story of Hanuman as told in the Narada Purana
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 11:35:54 EDT 2020
In the Jibananda (1844 - ..)
commentary to the Uttara rama charita of Bhavabhuti,
Hanuman is commented as 'Rudravatara'.
दिष्ट्या सोऽयं *महाबाहुरञ्जनानन्दवर्धनः*।
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Commentary: महाबाहुः,-आजानुलम्बितभुजः रुद्रावतारत्वात् ...
On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 9:06 PM V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
> It is well known that in the popular Hanuman Chalisa there is the name
> 'Sankara's son'. He has also said that in the Vinayapatrika
> The Shiva Purana too says so, as reported. In this long chapter, 79, of
> the Narada Purana, there is a story of Hanuman as told by Rama himself.
> Maybe this could be the inspiration to Tulasidas to hold Hanuman to be
> Shiva's amsha/son. The story portrays Hanuman as a great devotee, very well
> praised by all, including Rama. The original Purana chapter is here:
> The entire chapter is available in English translation here:
> There is a Hanuman Kavacha in the earlier chapter, number 78.
> The Taarasaara Upanishad too identifies Shiva and Hanuman.
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