Maria Luisa Gnoato
L'esempio di Hanumān nella novellistica indiana
One of the most famous personalities in the Rāmāyaņa
is Hanumān, god
of the people, manifestation of the power of life itself; he can
be considered the embodiment of the divine energy of Rāma
and may be constituted with him as a single being in the past.
Hanumān is always
beside Rāma, and
due to his many gifts, has always been an object of mystical
adoration, and is still, to this day, worshipped in the villages.
Hanumān has had a
particular influence on Indian Literature and above all on tales.
He may be considered the most authoritative exemple of the
assistant with magic powers to the hero. Thus Hanumān
is a fundamental personality in the creation of fables and
stories. The character and actions of Hanumān
is reflected in the world of the tales, expressing trust, empathy
and rendering every situation with inextinguishable vitality.
to every living being the possibility of overcoming every
obstacle placing in its own heart the abode of the divinity.