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Spiritualseeker
18 July 2009, 05:41 PM
Namaste,

I just am wondering what the story about Hanuman mistaking the moon for a mango is about. What meaning to derive from it?

Namaste

atanu
19 July 2009, 04:06 AM
Namaste,

I just am wondering what the story about Hanuman mistaking the moon for a mango is about. What meaning to derive from it?

Namaste

Hanuman tried to eat sun, thinking it to be ripe mango. There are many interpretations. Rahu (Tamasa), Indra (Rajasa) anf Vayu (Satya) vie for the sun. It is Satya that always wins. This is the common understanding. There is no point in guessing however.

Spiritualseeker
19 July 2009, 07:17 PM
namaste,

thank you atanu. I was watching a youtube video on Hinduism and this atheist person was insulting the intelligence of hindus by stating that they worship a monkey God who mistake the sun for a mango. I always wondered the meaning also behind this story. Makes a bit of sense if you can see many of these stories are symbolic.