Hanuman - The Ultimate Warrior
We all the know the great Lord Hanuman who played a very vital role in Ramayana. Here is a short story about him. Hanuman was the son of Vayu (the Lord of Wind) and Anjana ( a celestial nymph). Now you must be wondering how can a nymph bear a monkey child. Well Anjana had managed to enrage a sage who went ahead and cursed her that she would turn into a monkey. However when Anjana begged for forgiveness the sage calmed down and said that the she would regain her original form once she bears a child as the child would take her form and that is how we got our Lord Hanuman. Hanuman was born with extraordinary powers. One day when he was a child he saw the Sun and wanted to catch hold of it and play with it. So he jumped onto the sky to get hold of the fire ball. On seeing this Indra (the God of Thunder and Rain) tried to stop him and threw his Vajra (Indra's weapon) on him. Wounded because of this Hanuman fell onto the ground. Upon seeing this the enraged father Vayu went on a strike as he wanted Indra to be punished for his action. Now imagine our planet without air. The world started suffocating and the Gods knew that they had to placate Vayu. In order to please him the Gods showered Hanuman with divine boons. Brahma blessed him with immortality and Varuna (the God of ocean) blessed him with protection against water. Agni (the God of fire) blessed him with protection against fire and Surya (the Sun God) blessed with a power to change his size and form as per his wish. Finally Vishwakarma (the Divine architect) blessed Hanuman with a boon which would protect him against everything created in this Universe. This is how the greatest warrior was born who played a major role in Ramayana.