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Hanuman :e-book

Hanuman :e-book

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Published by: T Sampath Kumaran on Jun 16, 2011
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ByTamarapu Sampath Kumaran
 About the Author:
Mr T Sampath Kumaran is a freelance writer. He regularly contributesarticles on Management, Business, Ancient Temples, and TempleArchitecture to many leading Dailies and Magazines.His articles are popular in “The Young World section” of THE HINDUHis e-books on nature, environment, festivals and different cultures of  people around the world are educative and of special interest to the young.His e-books – Guide to 108 Divya Desams, Guide to 275 Siva Sthalams,Ganesha, Muruga, Pilgrimage to Narasimhaswami shetrams, TirupatiGangamma, Vision of Sri Madhwacharya and Guru Raghavendra, The Pathof Ramanuja, Guide to Kancheepuram and Hinduism in a nutshell have beenwell received in the religious circle. He was associated in the renovation and production of two Documentary films on Nava Tirupathi Temples, andTirukkurungudi Temple in Tamilnadu.Acknowledgement:I wish to express my gratitude to the authors from whose works I gatheredthe details for this book, and Courtesy, Google for some of the photographs.Special thanks towww.scribd.comfor hosting my e-books.
The name
is a
compound of 
("goingor advancing"), meaning to "
 Rama's Journey
". The Ramayana consists of 24,000 verses in seven books (
) and 500 cantos (
).Ramayana is ascribed to Sage Valmiki, regarded asIndia's first poet.The Epic is traditionally divided into several major 
or books, thatdeal chronologically with the major events in the life of Rama: The
 Bala Kanda
describes the birth of Rama, his childhood and marriage to Sita. The
 Ayodhya Kanda
describes the preparations for Rama's coronation and hisexile into the forest. The third part,
 Aranya Kanda
, describes the forest lifeof Rama and the kidnapping of Sita by the demon king Ravana. The fourth book,
 Kishkindha Kanda
, describes the meeting of Hanuman with Rama, thedestruction of the vanara king Vali and the coronation of his younger brother Sugriva to the throne of the kingdom of Kishkinda. The fifth book is
Sundara Kanda
, which narrates the heroism of Hanuman, his flight to Lankaand meeting with Sita. The sixth book,
Yuddha Kanda
, describes the battle between Rama's and Ravana's armies. The last book,
Uttara Kanda
,describes the birth of Lava and Kusha to Sita, their coronation to the throneof Ayodhya, and Rama's final departure from the worldThe
Sundara Kanda
, the fifth chapter in the Ramayana, focuses on theadventures of Hanuman. Scholars argue that immediately after the birth of Hanuman his mother Anjana named him
(handsome boy) as he wasextremely charming owing to the Divine Power imbibed in him. In supportof this in Valmiki Ramayana the fifth chapter of the Ramcharitmanas, whichabounds in great and glorious deeds of Hanuman, has been entitled as
Sundar Kanda
also called as
 Bajrang Bali , Pavan Putra, Anjaneya, Maruthi,Vayuputra, Vaayunandhan
is an embodiment of utmostdevotion, sacrifice, immense strength, celibacy and humility. He is one of 

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