Hanuman is a Hindu deity, who was an ardent devotee of Rama according to the Hindu legends. He is a central character in the Indian epic Ramayana and its various versions. He also finds mentions in several other texts, including Mahabharata, the various Puranas and some Jain texts. A vanara (ape-like humanoid), Hanuman participated in Rama's war against the demon king Ravana.
Names of Hanuman include:
Anjaneya, Anjaniputra or Anjaneyudu (Telugu), all meaning "the son of Anjana".
Kesari Nandan ("son of Kesari")
Maruti ("son of Marut") or Pavanputra ("son of Pavan"); these names derive from the various names of Vayu, the deity who carried Hanuman to Anjana's womb
Maharudra ("the great Rudra"), from the theory that Hanuman was an incarnation of Shiva (also known as Rudra)
Bajrang Bali, "the strong one (bali), who has limbs (anga) as hard as a vajra (bajra)"; this name is widely used in rural North India. Bajrang Bali also implies the "the strong one (bali), who is orange (Baj) or saffron colored
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