We were on the way to Agra from Jaipur when we spotted the giant Hanuman statue along the Jaipur-Agra Highway. His mighty size and raised hand beckoned us to pull over and take the time to admire him before continuing our journey.
There are many gods and goddesses in the Hindu religion but Hanuman the Monkey God is among the most loved in India. He is known for his strength and devotion to Lord Rama whose wife he rescued from a demon king. Those devoted to Hanuman fast on Saturdays and Tuesdays to honor him.
If you find yourself cruising along the Jaipur-Agra Highway coming from or going to Jaipur there is an excellent but little known detour well worth taking. You can find out more about it here.