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Vishnu: "May you live all your life as the greatest devotee of God." c). All the Devas (gods): "None will ever equal you in strength and speed." Brahma concluded the session by bestowing on Hanuman a power greater than even Vayu and Garuda, and endowed him with a speed faster than even the mightiest wind.
Indra: "No weapon of any kind will wound or hit your body." d). Thus pacified, Vayu restored air into the cosmos and Hanuman was returned to his parents. It was decreed that Hanuman would remain blissfully unaware of his own prowess, unless, during the course of a meritorious deed, his memory would remind him of his superhuman ability.
The latter has an interesting piece of legend explaining it: At the time of Hanuman's birth, the undisputed leader of the monkey-world was Vali, a strong and powerful ape.
When Vali came to know that Anjana was pregnant with a child who was bound to develop into a powerful rival, he decided to end matters in Anjana's womb itself.
Thus Hanuman flew before the chariot of the sun god, withstanding the awesome glare, until he became well versed in the four books of knowledge (the Vedas), the six systems of philosophies (darshanas), the sixty-four arts or kalas and the one hundred and eight occult mysteries of the Tantras.
Having become a master of all that he set out to learn, it was now time for Hanuman to pay for his education (guru-dakshina).
During a climactic moment, the seed of Shiva found its mark and impregnated Parvati.The sight of his beloved son lying helpless in his arms infuriated the wind-god.He drew in a mighty breath and sucked away all the air from the cosmos. The gods, realizing their folly, went in unison to Vayu and asked for his forgiveness.Mistaking him to be a worm, the restless Hanuman dashed towards Rahu and attempted to catch hold of him.Rushing for his life, Rahu sought shelter in the refuge of Indra, the lord of the skies.