Showing posts with label Jambhavan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jambhavan. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Is Jambhavan In Hindu Mythology?


Jambhavan is a minister of Sugriva, king of the monkeys, in the Ramayana, the older of the two major Indian epics.

Jambhavan is often characterized as a bear, yet he is also described as a monkey in certain accounts.

Jambhavan persuades the monkey-god Hanuman to undertake a crossing of the ocean to Lanka in the quest for Rama's stolen wife Sita, reminding Hanuman of his birth, actions, and heavenly boons.

Although Hanuman first doubts his abilities, he is persuaded by Jambhavan's encouragement and jumps over the sea to Lanka, where he ultimately discovers Sita.

 


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