The Story of Hanuman's Birth: The Festival of Hanuman Jayanti

Apr 11, 2017, 08:22 AM

On occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, a festival to mark birth of Lord Hanuman, the monkey god; we are pleased to publish a story about his birth. Listen to this story to learn about his parents and how he came to be born. Finally, learn how he came to be known as Hanuman. 

This story has some interesting elements- for example, Why and how did Shiva agree to be born as Anjani's son? Why did Hanuman decided to swallow the Sun? Listen to this story to learn more. 

You can learn more about Hanumanji and Hanuman Jayanti by visiting

We would also suggest that you should listen to the story about Ram Navami- the birth of Lord Ram, from Baalgatha Podcast. Check the shownotes for this episode to find the link.

This story was obtained from public domain sources, but has been revised and rewritten by Amar Vyas and narrated by Sheerali Biju for gaatha story. Music and images obtained from public domain sources or Creative Commons license. 

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