|HANUMAN LIFTING THE ENTIRE MOUNTAIN FOR THE
Ravana's guards, while he was in Lanka, had succeeded in catching Hanuman, who
was then brought to the demon-king's court. At Ravana's command his tail was
set on fire and with his burning tail Hanuman created a great havoc in Lanka.
When Rama's younger brother was lying unconscious in the battlefield and the
herb that could cure him was not available, he came forward to bring that herb
from Himalayas. In the hurry when Hanuman could not trace
that magical herb he lifted the complete hill and flew to bring the same to battlefield. The arrow
that had wounded Lakshmana was blessed in the way that whoever was wounded in
the night with it could not recover if the cure was not obtained before daylight.
|HANUMAN - THE DEVOTEE OF RAMA
Hanuman knew this and was determined to bring it before the sun rose. The powerful
Ravana compelled the sun to arise on the mountain at midnight. Hanuman being
enraged at this conspiracy, leaped up and seizing sun's chariot placed the blazing
god under his arm and put the mountain on his head. Only after the application
of the desired herb on the wound of Lakshmana, Hanuman permitted the sun to depart.
Hanuman accompanied Rama on his return to Ayodhya and Rama gave him the blessings
of perpetual youth and deathless existence. He was so intensely devoted to Rama
and Sita that once he even tore up his chest with claws and showed that images
of Rama and Sita were in his heart.