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Hanumān, Hanumat, or Sundara (the beautiful) A major character in the Rāmāyaṇa, the monkey-king, or chief, Mahāvīra (‘great hero’). He led a band of monkeys, or ape-like creatures, who gave vital assistance to Rāma in the rescue of Sītā from Rāvaṇa's kingdom of Laṅkā. He is a symbol of strength and loyalty, and is patron of wrestlers.

For the bhakta (devotee to God, bhakti), Hanumān is the symbol of dāsya, the servant in relation to the master.

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Hanuman

Hanuman a semi-divine being of monkey-like form, whose exploits are described in the Ramayana; he helps Rama rescue his wife Sita from the demon king of Lanka.

The name hanuman also denotes a pale-coloured langur monkey of the Indian subcontinent, venerated by Hindus.

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Hanuman

Hanuman In Hindu mythology, the monkey general who helped Rama to find and rescue his wife, Sita. His attributes include great strength, agility, and wisdom. He remains a favourite deity in rural India.

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