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To read about the Cantabrian fairy, see Anjana (Cantabrian mythology).
For the village in Faizabad district, Uttar Pradesh, India, see Anjana, Faizabad.
An idol of Anjani Mata, having son Hanuman in her lap in the Anjani Mata temple, Chomu.

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 came to earth 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]


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.