An idol of Anjani Mata, having son Hanuman in her lap in the Anjani Mata temple, Chomu
Spouse(s) Kesari
Children Hanuman

Añjanā (Tamil: Anchanai, Malay: Anjani or Anjati, Thai: Sawaha) was the mother of Hanuman, one of the heroes of the Indian epic, the Ramayana. According to one version of the story, Añjanā was an apsara named Puñjikastalā, who was born on earth as monkey princess and married Kesari, a monkey chief. Vayu, god of the wind, carried the divine power of Lord Shiva to Anjana's womb, and thus Hanuman was himself an incarnation of Lord Shiva.[1][2]

In Himachal Pradesh is the Goddess worshiped as family deity by several people.There is one temple dedicated to her at Masrer near Dharamsala District Kangra. It is believed that Anjana once came there and remained there for some time.One of the local revealed her truth to other villagers against the wish of Goddess Anjana. Hence she left but turned that local into a stone which lies outside her temple. Her vahana is a scorpion, hence believers worships Anjana after being bit by a scorpion. ANJANA


Year Name Channel Country Played by
1976 Bajrangbali (film) N/A India Durga Khote
1997 Jai Hanuman DD National India Phalguni Parekh
2005 Hanuman (2005 film) N/A India N/A
2010 Jai Jai jai Bajrangbali Sahara One India Aparna Tarakad
2015 Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman Sony Entertainment Television India Barkha Bisht Sengupta


  1. Pollet, Gilbert (January 1995). Indian Epic Values: Ramayana and Its Impact: Proceedings of the 8th International Ramayana Conference, Leuven, 6–8 July 1991 (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta). Peeters. ISBN 978-90-6831-701-5.
  2. Gopal, Madan (1990). K.S. Gautam, ed. India through the ages. Publication Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. p. 68.

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