Rama and Hanuman

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Hanuman

Hanuman is worshiped as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion. He is an ardent devotee of Lord Rama. Image Courtesy:shivkibhakti.blogspot.com

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Hanuman
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Rama Hanuman first Meet

When Rama and Lakshmana were searching for Sita, Hanuman first met the duo; he disguised himself as a Brahmin. After talking with them for a little while he could not bear the deception any longer, and so he revealed his true form, fell and Rama's feet, and received Rama's blessing. From there, he led them to meet Sugriva. Image Courtesy:hanumanwallpaper.blogspot.com

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Rama Hanuman first Meet
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Hanuman leaping over the ocean

In order to reach Lanka Hanuman once leaped over the ocean. Image Courtsesy:haveultimatefun.blogspot.com

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Hanuman leaping over the ocean
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Hanuman and Surasa

While leaping over the ocean Hanuman encountered a demoness named Surasa, who demanded that he go in her mouth before she would let him pass by. Hanuman made himself very large, and Surasa opened her mouth wider and wider to accommodate him. Hanuman then made himself very small, and dashed in and out of her open mouth. Image Courtesy:personal.carthage.edu

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Hanuman and Surasa
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Hanuman and Lankini

Lankini the city's guardian deity blocked Hanuman’s path into the city, and demanded to know who he was and what he was doing. Hanuman's answer was to strike a blow that knocked her over, after which he strode into the city. Image Courtesy:kbehari.wordpress.com

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Hanuman and Lankini
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Hanuman and Sita

Hanuman found Sita in Ashoka Vatika. He then presented the ring given to him by Lord Rama when he was leaving for Lanka. Image Courtesy:astropeep.com

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Hanuman and Sita
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Hanuman in Ashoka Vatika

After entering into Lanka he went in Ashoka Vatika. He was hungry and after taking permission from Sita he started eating fruits. But the guards in the garden they tried to capture him and in retaliation Hanuman beat them up and created a ruckus. Image Courtesy:hanumanwallpaper.blogspot.com

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Hanuman in Ashoka Vatika
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Hanuman Burning Lanka

Ravana decided that Hanuman would be tortured by having his tail wrapped in oil-soaked cloth, and set on fire. Hanuman used his powers to make his tail enormously long. After the cloth was lit he slipped his bonds and jumped all through the city, setting it on fire. Image Courtesy:indianetzone.com

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Hanuman Burning Lanka
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Hanuman rescuing Rama and Lakshmana

Hanuman rescued Rama and Lakshmana from the Ahiravana the son of Ravana who kidnapped the duo when they were sleeping. Image Courtesy:hanumanwallpaper.blogspot.com

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Hanuman rescuing Rama and Lakshmana
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Hanuman brings Sanjeevani

Lakshmana had been mortally wounded in the war. A life saving plant Sanjeevani was needed to save his life. Hanuman went to Himalayas to bring the plant but he could not recognize it so he brought the entire mountain with him. Image Courtesy:hariharji.blogspot.com

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Hanuman brings Sanjeevani
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Hanuman constructing Ram Setu

Lord Hanuman wrote the name of Rama on the stones used to build the bridge to march the Vanara Army into Lanka. Hanuman humbling Ravana: This story comes from the account of the war between Rama's army and Ravana's army. In one of the battles, Hanuman knocked Ravana to the ground, snatched his crown, and escaped unscathed. Image Courtesy:hanumanwallpaper.blogspot.com

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Hanuman constructing Ram Setu
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Opening his heart

According to the story, Hanuman was having an argument with someone that Sita and Ram were everywhere. When his adversary challenged him to show how Sita and Ram were inside him, Hanuman tore open his chest, to reveal the divine couple in his heart. Image Courtesy:hanumanwallpaper.blogspot.com

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Opening his heart
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Hanuman in Kirtan

Hanuman is not only the greatest devotee in terms of loving Rama, but also the greatest in worshipping him, particularly in the devotional chanting known as kirtan. According to popular belief, Hanuman is present wherever Rama's name is sung, since taking part in this is his highest bliss. Image Courtesy:hanumanwallpaper.blogspot.com

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Hanuman in Kirtan
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Rama’s Court

This shows the "happily ever after" scene near the end of the Ramayana, when Rama has returned to Ayodhya, been restored to his throne, and initiated a long period of just and harmonious rule (Ramrajya, "Rama's reign"). Image Courtesy:personal.carthage.edu

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Rama’s Court
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