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Brothers of Hanuman in Hindu Scriptures - Family Of Hanuman

There is nothing much known about the family of Hanuman other that he was the son of Mata Anjani and Kesari, the king of monkeys. But as per Brahmanda Purana, Hanuman was the eldest of the six children of Kesari. The family history of Vanaras and especially of Hanuman is found in the Brahmanda Purana. Information about the brothers of Hanuman is found in it. Hanuman had five brothers Matiman Shrutiman Ketuman Gatiman Dhritiman. They all led a family life and had several children. Nothing much is mentioned in the scriptures about their exploits and their relationship with Hanuman. Hanuman spent his time on earth serving Bhagavan Sri Ram. He was a Brahmachari   or celibate. As per Ramayana, he had single-minded focus on worshipping Sri Ram. Nothing else in the world mattered to him. Therefore, we do not get to hear about his brothers and sisters in the Ramayana. Hanuman was not attracted to family life. He never had any desire for it. He was blissful in Ram Bha

Swami Parthasarathy Thoughts And Quotes

A collection of quotes and teachings of Swami Parthasarathy  of Vedanta Cultural Foundation One person smokes a cigarette and finds pleasure in it. Another person detests it. One lady divorces her husband. Another craves for and marries the same man. Therefore, pleasure and pain are not inherent in objects and beings of the world. It is how you relate to them. The root cause of suffering is that people do not look within. They hardly investigate the truth of life nor exercise their own judgment. They rely on outside forces to do their thinking. And they function predominantly on blind faith and mechanical ritual. This is spiritual suicide. Desire for anything increases with restriction and prohibition. You are the architect of your fortune. You are the architect of your misfortune You believe work tires you? Work can never tire you! What tires you are your worries about the past and anxiety for the future. The undisciplined mind too easily slips into the past