"O, Son of Anjanaa, we beg you, noble one! With your heritage of divine
strength, delay no further. Realise your true strength and spring forward. Like
Trivikrama, you can cross the sea at a single jump. Do it and end our troubles."
The aged Jaambavaan thus praised Hanumaan,
reminded him of his strength and roused his dormant courage. At once Hanumaan's form began
to swell like the sea in high tide. Even as the Vaanaras were watching him, the son of
Vaayu grew in size. The radiance of his body filled Angada and his companions with won der
From now on, Hanumaan is the hero of the
Raamaayana. The devotees of Vishnu lovingly call him the 'Junior Servant of Hari.' The
Senior Servant is Garuda who is always with Vishnu in personal attendance.