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The Monkey Named After a God

Hanuman is a Hindu deity with the face of a monkey and the body of a man. Believed to be a representative of Lord Rama, Hanuman possesses super-human strength. Hanuman was the resourceful general of an army of monkeys serving Lord Rama in rescuing his wife Sita from imprisonment in Sri Lanka. It is said that in one giant leap Hanuman was able to reach Sri Lanka from the mainland of India. Once in Sri Lanka he lit a huge fire distracting the guards and allowing Sita to be rescued. However, the fire was so big that Hanuman burnt his face, which turned black in the process. Read More The Monkey Named After a God »