Lord Hanuman, the Monkey God and one of the most fascinating characters in the Ramayana, personifies the true superhero-philosopher. He is Lord Rama’s most trusted ally who embodies the virtues of a sincere devotee, the fearless fighter who sets the city of Lanka ablaze with his burning tail, the humble messenger who informs Mother Sita of Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana,Lord Hanuman, the Monkey God and one of the most fascinating characters in the Ramayana, personifies the true superhero-philosopher. He is Lord Rama’s most trusted ally who embodies the virtues of a sincere devotee, the fearless fighter who sets the city of Lanka ablaze with his burning tail, the humble messenger who informs Mother Sita of Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana, the noble fellow warrior who uproots Dronagiri, a mountain of herbs, to save Lakshmana’s life. Above all, he is a perfect blend of intelligence and humility. The Chronicles of Hanuman, an engaging and inspiring bildungsroman of the Monkey God, is also replete with interesting folk tales, local lore about Hanuman temples across India and Hanuman prayers, making this book a reader’s delight....
|Title||:||The Chronicles of Hanuman|
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The Chronicles of Hanuman Reviews
Shubha Vilas is really a wordsmith. His last book I read was self-help book Open Eyed Meditation which took a permanent place in my favourite book list. His 'The Chronicles of Hanuman", a wonderful collection of tales, could be a perfect gift for any age person. Author has magnificently bundled wit-wisdom & adventure filled stories of Hanuman with deep messages.Well it is a collection of short stories, so I won't be able to brief about stories individually. The author has made sure to divide short stories into four sections. - Stories from Ramayana. These stories are taken from either Valamiki or Tulsi Ramayana. It's not complete Ramayana, but a collection of stories (in chronological order) where Hanuman's role or presence made difference. - Folklore from various culture of Indian states. These stories are from different ages, starting from Ramayana to Mogul times. - This part has covered famous Hanuman temples in India. It also tells story behind these temples. - The last part covers lines from various Hindu religious literature and explains meaning of each line. At last, Hanuman Chalisa with proper meaning of each stanza was given.The best thing was the learning provided at the end of each story. Each line is candidate for a good motivational quote. Author Shubha Vilas know very well how to maintain readers interest while delivering a message. Pace of the book is smooth and fast enough to finish book in one sitting.
An interesting read, but the author has got some facts incorrect. The first one I noticed was about the conception of Lord Hanuman. The author writes that The Saptarishis preserved the semen of Lord Shiva and was then planted by Vayu Deva into the womb of Anjani. Whereas the story of Amrita Manthan says that Lord Shiva was bewitched by the female avatar of Lord Vishnu. Hanuman originated by sexual intercourse of Lord Shiva and Vishwamohini avatar of Lord Vishnu. The life form from Vishwamohini womb was taken by Vayu Deva to Anajani's womb.The second fact that the author is wrong about is about building bridge across the ocean to Lanka. The author mentions that it was Lord Hanuman who found that a stone with Lord Ram's name would remain afloat in the water. The Ramayana says that at first, Lord Rama pleaded the ocean to give way. When the ocean didnt pay heed, he threatened to dry it up. Then the ocean appeared personified infront of Lord Ram, and told him that it was against the law of nature. Ocean suggested that he would keep all those stones afloat that would bear his name.The third fact the author has got wrong is about Sanjeevani herb. The author mentions that Jambvant suggests Lord Hanuman to bring Sanjeevani from the Himalayas. The Ramayana mentions that Lord Hanuman abducts the physician Sushen from Lanka, and upon the prescription of Sushen, Lord Hanuman fetches the Sanjeevani.
Even my love for Hanuman, didn't make me love this book much or may be I had huge expectations from this coz' it is Hanumanji after all:)
good read . makes you aware of lot of stories and characters which you have never heard of before.
Learn stories of Hanuman from beyond the familiar tales of the Ramayana!
There are some interesting folk tales in it. It is mostly for Children. A good read though. But somehow, didn't meet the bar raised by the author by her earlier works.