- Hanuman charm pendant
- Pendant and chain Gross weight: 6.67 grams
- 925 stamped; sterling silver
- Made in India
Hanuman is a Hindu god, who was an ardent devotee of Rama according to the Hindu legends. A vanara (monkey-like humanoid), Hanuman participated in Rama's war against the demon king Ravana. Hanuman became more important in the medieval period, and came to be portrayed as the ideal devotee (bhakta) of Rama. His characterization as a life long brahmachari (celibate) was another important development during this period The belief that Hanuman's celibacy is the source of his strength became popular among the wrestlers in India. The celibacy or brahmacharya aspect of Hanuman is not mentioned in the original Ramayana.