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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.]
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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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For as Modi's lieutenant Yogi Adityanath recently put it: the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have Ali, but the BJP has Bajrangbali. The legacy lives.
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The image of Hanuman has been very important to wrestlers from ancient times and is always painted or carved on the outer facades of these akhadas in the form of Bajrangbali. Tradition has it that Hanuman was blessed with a body as strong as a diamond, vajra.
Abdullah Azam Khan had allegedly targeted actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada, saying, "Humein Ali bhi chahiye, Bajrang Bali bhi chahiye lekin Anarkali nahi chahiye." (We want both 'Ali' and 'Bajrangbali' but not 'Anarkali')
The Indian voter has taught the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that polarisation and the hate politics of "Ali versus Bajrangbali" as enunciated by Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of India's politically most important state Uttar Pradesh, will not quite cut it anymore.