Lord Hanuman


Hanuman is a Hindu god and an ardent devotee of Rama. He is the son of Kesari, and is also described as the son of Vayu, who according to several stories, played a role in his birth.


Hanuman was born to the vanaras. His mother Anjana was an apsara who was born on earth due to a curse. She was redeemed from this curse on her giving birth to a son. The Valmiki Ramayana states that his father Kesari was the son of Brihaspati and that Kesari also fought on Rama`s side in the war against Ravana. Hanuman is also considered to be the brother of Bhima, on the basis of their having the same father, Vayu.