Maaroota Toolya Vegam
Jitendriyam Bhoodhimataam Varishtam
Vaatatmajam Vaanar Yookta Mookhyam
Shri Ram Dootam Sharanam Prapadye."
Hanuman, also called Maruti, is the combination of strength, wisdom and service. Hanuman symbolizes the qualities of an ideal devotee of God and he is usually represented in two postures. When in the company of Sri Rama, Sita and Laksmana, he is shown sitting humbly at a distance, or devotedly at the feet of Sri Rama. In shrines specially erected for him, he strikes a heroic pose, usually with a mace in his left hand and the Sanjivini mountain in his right hand.
Hanuman is a monkey god. He is a noble hero and great devotee of Lord Rama of the Ramayana. This deity is a provider of courage, hope, knowledge, intellect and devotion. He is pictured as a robust monkey holding a mace (gada) which is a sign of bravery and having a picture of Lord Rama tattooed on his chest which is a sign of his devotion to Lord Rama. He is also called Mahaveera (the great hero) or Pavan-suta (son of air) or Bajarangbali.
Lord Hanumana stands for great human qualities such as humility and hopefulness, admiration, nobility, understanding, mastery over ego and achievements. The worship of Hanuman, symbolizes the worship of the Supreme Lord, for acquiring knowledge, physical and mental strength, truthfulness, sincerity, selflessness, humility, loyalty, and profound devotion to the Lord.