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| Last Updated:: 16/03/2018

Monkey/Langur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific name

 

Semnopithecus entellus Dufresne

 

Common name

 

Grey Langur (all 7 speceis)

 

Hindi

 

Hanuman Langur

 

Sanskrit

 

Kapi / Vanarah

 

Distribution

 

Throughout India

 

Religious association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanuman – the monkey God was a loyal devotee of Rama, one of the ten incarnation’s of Lord Vishnu.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An army of monkeys or the Vanara sena (army) under the leadership of Hanuman was instrumental in the defeat of the demon king Ravana of Lanka, when he fought against Lord Rama.

 

 

The other species of monkey that is revered in India, the rhesus monkey, is one of the best-known species of monkeys.

 

 

 

 

 

                     Mahakapi Jataka - Buddha

                          Abhinandanatha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Buddha is believed to have taken an earlier avatara as a monkey, while the emblem of the fourth Jaina Tirthankara Abhinandanatha was a monkey.

 

 

 

In the village of Naravi, Belthangadi taluk of Dakshin Kannada district, Malekudiya tribals perform an annual ritual to propitiate the monkeys. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: “Sacred Animals Of India” by  Nanditha Krishna,  (Penguin Book India, 2010)

https://www.goodfon.ru/wallpaper/gulmany-primat-nacionalnyy.html

https://www.indiamart.com/proddetail/hanuman-mural-statue-9782550612.html

http://en.encyclopediaofjainism.com/index.php?title=File:Abhinandannath.jpg

http://www.bhagwanbhajan.com/shree-ram/shree-ram-hd-wallpapers-4.php 

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