[Advaita-l] The story of Hanuman as told in the Narada Purana

V Subrahmanian 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*।
यस्य वीर्येण क्वतिनो वयञ्च भुवनानि च॥३२॥

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
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanuman_Chalisa
> 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:
> https://sa.wikisource.org/s/4z5
> The entire chapter is available in English translation here:
> https://archive.org/details/dli.bengal.10689.21516/page/n201/mode/2up?q=lady
> There is a Hanuman Kavacha in the earlier chapter, number 78.
> The Taarasaara Upanishad too identifies Shiva and Hanuman.
> https://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_upanishhat/tarasara.html?lang=iast
> regards
> subbu

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