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n. pl. han·u·mans
Any of various terrestrial monkeys of the genus Semnopithecus of southern Asia, having a gray body and a black face. Also called gray langur.

[Hindi hanumān, from Sanskrit Hanumān, a monkey-god in Hindu mythology, from hanumān, having a large jaw, from hanu, jaw; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Animals) (sometimes not capital) another word for entellus
2. (Hinduism) the monkey chief of Hindu mythology and devoted helper of Rama
[from Hindi Hanumān, from Sanskrit hanumant having (conspicuous) jaws, from hanu jaw]
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Noun1.Hanuman - in Hinduism, the monkey god and helper of RamaHanuman - in Hinduism, the monkey god and helper of Rama; god of devotion and courage
2.Hanuman - langur of southern Asiahanuman - langur of southern Asia; regarded as sacred in India
langur - slender long-tailed monkey of Asia
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The temple has three deities- Shri Adi Motishwar Mahadev Temple, Shri Motishwar Mahadev Temple and Shri Hanumanji Temple.
Not every night, but often, I wake up uneasy, a tightness in my chest, knowing that during the day I have not prayed enough to Hanumanji.
I shot the picture of an amusement ride that was shaped like Hanuman and super imposed his image on top of the tents so that it gives the impression of Hanumanji watching over the tents", says Bhatia.
At the VHP Dharma Prasad Samiti "around 500 children were presented the locket of Hanumanji and all those who returned home were gifted new clothes.
After being a religious haunt for many of Bollywood's believers, the Devgns joined the bandwagon to thank the Lord at Kale Hanumanji temple in Jaipur.
In northern India especially, an event that draws participation is the Ramnavmi procession on a colourfully decorated chariot in which four people are dressed up as Rama, his brother Laxman, his queen Sita and his disciple Hanumanji.
Apparently, after years of nonstop penance, when Hanumanji expressed his wish for a grand statue, Babaji resolved to dedicate the rest of his life to this endeavour.