Jan 18, 2008

Hanuman The Monkey God, India

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.

8 comments:

Anil P said...

Yes, among the most loved, for his devotion, loyalty, and strength.

Wendy said...

Hi Anil,
He is loved in our home as well.

CrippLeD SaM said...

|| Om Shri Hanumate Namah: ||

Thank You for this nice Website.
He is being loved everywhere!

If You like Hanuman, you can download Hanuman Chalisa and more Mp3-Bhajans at:

http://hanumanji.wordpress.com

YouRs SinCereLy M!sTer CrippLeD SaM

Wendy said...

Hi Sam,
Thank you for your kind words and for the link to the Hanuman mantras.

Xander said...

My students call me a monkey. Back when my mohawk was getting long, my students referred to me as Hanuman. -X

Wendy said...

Xander,
It must have been a sign of respect. He is a god after all :^)

Anonymous said...

Great Images Wendy! We love to hear the tales and adventures from such a worldly photographer. You are really capturing the essence of the places you go and its fun to see them through your eyes and hear the stories on how you captured them. Keep up the great work!

Peace,
Karen & Dana

Wendy said...

Thanks Karen,
It's a labor of love.