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Hanuman

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Hanuman, son of Vayu, the wind, is a favorite amongst Hindus, young and old, and the Ganesha, his popularity transcends sectarian bounds. Hanuman symbolizes strength of mind and is the epitome of humility, courage and unwavering faith and devotion to Lord Rama - an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Hanuman is also the patron deity of yoga. This is only appropriate for he is the son of Vayu, who in another form is prana - the life-sustaining force of living beings - a central concept in yoga. Prana not only sustains the body but also sways the mind. Through breath control, yogis can discipline a restless mind and train it to focus.

The adventures of Hanuman form a prominent part of the epic Ramayana, where he aided Lord Rama in rescuing Princess Sita from Ravana. Also popular in Indonesia, he is believed by some scholars to be a source for the Chinese character Sun Wukong.

Beautifully presented with colored illustrations.

Published: 2007
Pages: 65
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vakils, Feffer & Simons