~ 94. The Devas Bless Hanuman ~


Vayu picked up Hanuman and rocked the baby in his lap. Indra's attack on Hanuman made Vayu very angry, so he stopped the air from moving. Nobody in the three worlds was able to breathe!
Brahma then came and healed Hanuman, whereupon Vayu let the air move again so that everyone could breathe.
Next, all of the gods bestowed blessings on Hanuman. Indra gave him protection against thunderbolts, Surya gave him radiance, Yama freed him from all sickness, and Vishvakarma made him invulnerable to weapons.
Thus Hanuman was destined for greatness.
Sugriva would need his help.
And so would Rama.


Inspired by: The Ramayana (Uttara Kanda, 35).
Notes: This follows the story of Hanuman's flight towards the sun, thinking it is a fruit in the sky. In the next part of this chapter, there is a story about how Hanuman was cursed to lose all knowledge of the blessings recounted here. Jambavan also tells Hanuman about these blessing in sarga 66 of the Kishkindha Kanda.

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