Whose incarnation is Lord Hanumaan?

Updated on December 3, 2019 in General
5 on March 11, 2019

Srimate Ramanujaye Namaha

Sri Velukkudi swamigaluku Namaskaram.

Swami, I have heard in some places that Lord Hanumaan was/is an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Is this true? If so are there shaastric evidences for the same?

It appears that Lord Hanuman did not know about Lord Rama until he met him in the forest. So how was it possible that immediately he started exhibiting such high levels of pure devotion to Lord Rama?





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Sri Ramanuja Munaye Namaha,

Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swami Guruve Namaha,


Dear BhagavAta,


Out of the 18 Puranas, Veda Vyasar classified these into 3 types as Sathvika Puranas (8), Rajasik Puranas (8) & Tamasik Puranas (8), and the Satvika Purana like Garuda Purana ,१६.६८ (3.16.68) says, Sri Hanuman Ji is incarnation of Vayu devata. Adiyen found this with Acharya Krupai and Swami’s Anugraham from Google Acharyan’s database.



अतो  रोचननामासौ  मरुदंशः  प्रकीर्तितः  रामावतारे  हनुमान्रामकार्यार्थसाधकः ।

स एव भीमसेनस्तु जातो भूम्यां महाबलः


मरुद (marut) in Sanskrit means AIR (Vayu)

रामावतारे (Ramaavtare) means during “Rama Avatar”

हनुमान्राम (HanumanNaama) means “with name Hanuman”

कार्यार्थसाधकः(KaaryArthaSaadhakaha) means “with determination to serve”

महाबलः (MahaBhalaha) means with lot of Power and Strength.

Overall the slokam means “Vayu devata incarnated as Sri Hanuman to render Service to Supreme BhagavAn SriRama”.



Adiyen Sri Velukkudi Krishna Dasan,

Uyya Oraey Vazhi UdayavAr ThiruvAdi,

Jai Baj Rang Bhali Ki Jai

Sita Mayya Sri Ram BhagavAn Ki jai.

Sarvam SriKrishnarpanam Asthu.

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3 on August 31, 2019


Hanuman is not an incarnation of Lord Shiva. He is an incarnation of Vayu Bhagavan and an amsham of Lord Shiva as said by our swamy.


on November 28, 2019

Kindly clarify difference between amsam and incarnation.

on November 29, 2019

Dear swami,

An incarnation(avatharam) is when a deity descends to earth from its abode. So as you know incarnation is the deity itself.
On the other hand, if it’s an amsam it means some of the powers of a deity are passed on to an avatharam. For example we say Ramanuja is an avatharam of Adisheshan and an amsam of Parthasarathi Perumal because he gave us Gita Bhashyam similar to how Parthasarathi gave us Gita. So we will observer powers of the original deity in the avatharam if it’s an amsam.

Here we see Hanuman has some powers of Lord Siva. Adiyen doesn’t know what those powers are but may be adiyen thinks these two powers or qualities – The fierceness of lord Shiva as hanuman destroyed entire Lanka after seeing Sita Piratti, and the devotion described by constant chanting of ‘Rama’ nama by Shiva as Hanuman is always chanting ‘Rama’ nama.


on December 3, 2019

Dhanyosmi swami?

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