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Book Review – Hanuman – The Devotion and Power of the Monkey God

Book titled “Hanuman – The Devotion and Power of the Monkey God” is written by Vanamali – Mataji Devi Vanamali. It contains a near complete life history of Hanuman. Important events in the life of Hanumanji are narrated in simple English. The work is highly recommended for devotees of Hanuman and also for all those who want to learn about Him.

There are 36 chapters in the book and each chapter contains a leela of Hanuman. Majority of the chapters are dedicated to Hanuman in Ramayana. The part played by Hanuman in the epic is highlighted. Some minor incidents involving Hanuman often skipped in many books related to Ramayan is given prominence.

The author also narrates tales found in Puranas, other versions of Ramayana and also from oral tradition. Almost all the stories associated with the birth of Bajrang Bali is given in nutshell.

The book is peppered with numerous verses from important prayers and holy books dedicated to Hanuman.

A highlight of the book is a poem on Hanuman composed by the author plus meaning of all the names of Hanuman.

Hanuman – The Devotion and Power of the Monkey God
Mataji Devi Vanamali
Published by Inner Traditions
Pages – 406
Price – Rupees 699/-