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Hanuman , is a god and an ardent devotee of the god Rama. He is one of the central figures in the Hindu epic Ramayana and its various versions. As one of the Chiranjivi he is also mentioned in several other texts, including the Mahabharata, the various Puranas and some Jain texts. Vanara , Hanuman participated in Rama's war against the demon king Ravana. Several texts also present him as an incarnation of Shiva. He is the son of Anjana and Kesari, and is also described as the son of the wind-god Pawan, who according to several stories, played a role in his birth. He belonged to a tribe called "VANAR", VANMANUSH, residing in a deep forest and not civilized as compared to other communities of their time, but certainly not a monkey as portrayed in various sources.

Hanuman
Devotion
Lord hanuman singing bhajans AS.jpg
Hanuman painted in Pahari Style
Devanagari हनुमान्
Sanskrit transliteration Hanumān
Affiliation Devotee of Rama
Abode Kadali Forest (Himalaya's Puran type forest)
Mantra Om Namo Hanumante Namaha
Weapon Gada (mace)
Parents Vayu and Añjanā
Texts Ramayana, Hanuman Chalisa
Festivals Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman (/ˈhʌnʊˌmɑːn, ˈhɑːnʊ-, ˌhʌnʊˈmɑːn, ˌhɑːnʊ-/; Hanumān in IAST), is a god and an ardent devotee of the god Rama. He is one of the central figures in the Hindu epic Ramayana and its various versions. As one of the Chiranjivi he is also mentioned in several other texts, including the Mahabharata, the various Puranas and some Jain texts. Vanara (monkey), Hanuman participated in Rama's war against the demon king Ravana. Several texts also present him as an incarnation of Shiva. He is the son of Anjana and Kesari, and is also described as the son of the wind-god Pawan, who according to several stories, played a role in his birth. He belonged to a tribe called "VANAR", VANMANUSH, residing in a deep forest and not civilized as compared to other communities of their time, but certainly not a monkey as portrayed in various sources.