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Do you know Lord Hanuman had a son?

New Delhi: Devotees of Lord Hanuman know very well that Lord Rama's biggest disciple and Lord Shiva's 11th avatar, Hanuman was a bachelor.  However, very few people know that he had a son too, whose

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 23, 2014 7:23 IST ]
do you know lord hanuman had a son
do you know lord hanuman had a son

New Delhi: Devotees of Lord Hanuman know very well that Lord Rama's biggest disciple and Lord Shiva's 11th avatar, Hanuman was a bachelor.  


However, very few people know that he had a son too, whose mention is in the shastras.

According to Shastras, the name of Hanuman's son is Makardhwaj. He was born from a fish.  

Makardhwaja name is derived from Hindu mythological creature Makara and depicted as part Makarā and part Vanarā (monkey).

Makardhwaja is sometimes also spelled as Magar-dhwaja - depicted as part Magarā (crocodile) and part Vanarā.

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