In Hinduism, Hanuman is believed to be the son of the King and Queen of the Monkeys. As a child, Hanuman was described as spirited, restless, energetic and inquisitive youth who often used his powers to pester saints and holy men living in the nearby forests.
As an adult, Hanuman was one of the central characters in the Hindu epic known as the Ramayana where he aided Lord Rama in rescuing his wife, Sita who was captured by Ravana, a mighty demon. Hanuman fearlessly infiltrated the enemy camp and brought hope and secret messages to the captive Sita.. He then lead an army of monkeys to kill many demons including Lankini, the champion of the demons. The feat that he is most known for was rescuing Lord Rama and his brother, Lakshmana from being sacrificed to Kali by the evil sorcerer Mahiravana.
In a tale of great daring, Hanuman outsmarts the evil lord by becoming a sacrifice himself and in so doing earned the respect of Kali who made him her doorkeeper. Hanuman is often depicted today on many of her temples as a monkey guarding the doorways.
After the defeat of Ravana, Rama and Sita are crowned King and Queen. Hanuman, insisted that he be allowed to keep serving King Rama as his only reward.
Because of his bravery, perseverance, strength and devoted service, Hanuman is regarded as the perfect symbol of selflessness and loyalty. He is often invoked in fights against sorcery and statues depicting him are extremely popular among his devotees.
This is a sculpture of Hanuman meditating on a holy book containing the stories of all the Gods. His mace, known as the Gada, is a symbol of his strength and bravery, and is laid carefully beside him while he meditates.
(Material: Clay, Porcelain, Ceramic Composite)
(Finish: Bronze Layer, Gold Plating, Crystals)
(Height: ~18 cm, Depth: ~ 10 cm, Width: ~ 11 cm)
(Weight: ~ 1.4 kg)