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Lord Hanuman’s Giant Footprints throughout Asia

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Lord Hanuman’s Giant Footprints throughout Asia

Aug 13, 2015


Giant Footprint at Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh

Most people are familiar with Lord Hanuman, the great devotee of Lord Rama mentioned in the Ramayana, but not everyone is aware that there are still physical traces of his ancient presence on earth in the form of his giant footprints left impressed into the solid stone where he lept and landed in different countries. Below we will show you four such places where Lord Hanuman’s footprint can be seen, as well as some examples of other giant footprints throughout the world, some of which are hundreds of millions of years old.

Lord Hanuman’s Footprint in Thailand

This above picture is of Lord Hanuman’s footprint in Thailand. In Thailand there is a book called “The Ramakien” which means “The Glory of Rama”. It is a Thai version of the ancient Sanskrit epic Ramayana. The ancient capital of Thailand used to be named “Ayutthaya”, which is named after Lord Ramachandra’s capital of Ayodhya in India. The present capital of Bangkok was originally a small trading post of Ayutthaya, located 40km away.

Giant Footprint at Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh

The next three pictures show the footprint at Lepakshi in Andhra Pradesh. Some legends say the footprint is of Lord Hanuman, and others say it is the footprint of mother Sita.
The historic town of Lepakshi has a connection with an occurrence in the Indian epic of Ramayana. While Ravana was kidnapping Sita Devi and heading towards Lanka a bird named Jatayu had battled with him. He could not fight for long and fell at this place. According to the Valmiki Ramayana, Lord Rama accompanied by Lakshmana met the dying bird Jatayu at this spot. They helped him attain moksha by uttering the words “Le Pakshi,” which is Telugu for “Rise, bird”. Hence the name of the place has become Lepakshi.

Giant Footprint at Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh

Giant Footprint at Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh

The next picture is of Lord Hanuman’s footprint in Sri Lanka. It is believed that when Hanuman lept from India to Sri Lanka he landed at this spot and the force was so great that his footprint was left pressed into the solid stone.

Lord Hanuman’s Footprint in Sri Lanka

In Penang, Malaysia there is also a footprint of Lord Hanuman, which is kept within a small temple. In the next picture you can see the footprint. Visitors throw coins on the footprint for good luck.

Lord Hanuman’s Footprint in Malaysia

Besides these footprints of Lord Hanuman, there are many other giant footprints found throughout the world, which reveal the presence of super powerful beings on the earth in ancient times. In our Hindu scriptures we find countless references to powerful beings in the previous ages. Besides the presence of Devas (Demigods) visiting to the earth, there were many other higher species of humans such as the Yakshas, Rakshashas, Vanaras, and Gandharvas. Descriptions of these people found in the Puranas show they were often gigantic in size, flying in celestial airplanes that could travel from planet to planet, and wielding powerful weapons that were more effulgent than the sun.

In fact, J.R. Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, after the first successful test, quoted from the ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita to describe the weapon he had just invented. He also once hinted at the possibility of weapons on par with the nuclear ones he was working on having existed in previous eras, particularly those of the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Oppenheimer also claimed that, “access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries.” So while some people are quick to call our ancient scriptures as mythology, those who have scientifically studied the matter are more apt to consider them as actual ancient histories of the world.

The gigantic footprints found throughout the world fit in nicely with the descriptions found in the ancient Vedic scriptures. Even the Bible gives mention to the giants who walked the earth in ancient times:

“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became the heroes and famous warriors of ancient times.” Genesis 6:4

Some of these footprints are hundreds of millions of years old, such as this next photo of a footprint that is over 200 million years old in South Africa. Of all the world scriptures, only the Vedas contain references to vast time spans, covering millions, billions and even trillions of years. Further, only the Vedic scriptures state that man has existed on this earth for hundreds of millions of years. The Vedic view is that there are many major and minor cycles of destruction (called pralayas) that occur over the life of the universe, which lasts trillions of years.

Just as there are seasons in the year, so there are also four cosmic seasons called as Yugas. The total time span of the four cosmic seasons is 4,320,000 years. Between each Yuga there is a partial dissolution in the world, where the world is destroyed through flood, fire and other natural disasters. The present age of Kali Yuga began 5,117 years ago, which also matches closely to both the Mayan calendar for the last destruction, and the Bible’s narration of the flood on the earth.

The Vedic scriptures describe that the present Kali Yuga is an age of evil, selfishness, destruction and all bad qualities. The word Kali means war in Sanskrit, so Kali Yuga means the age of war and destruction. The Vedas tell us that in this age the celestial beings who used to visit the earth avoid the earth due to the darkness of the age of Kali. That is one reason why today all we find are remnants of their presence in the form of their ancient footprints in stone.

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Footprint at Ain Dara Temple, Syria

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Giant Footprint of Bheema Found at Bheemana Hejje near Bangalore

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Giant Footprint Found in Valencia, Spain

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Giant Footprint Found in Lazovsky, Russia

Giant Footprint Found in Lazovsky, Russia

A perfectly formed 290 million year old human footprint found in New Mexico.



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But why is there always only one foot print? That too mainly right foot.

Only the foot print in Malaysia seems to be a left food print.

Why was Hanuman only using one leg to walk? Was he only leaping and landing on one leg only?

Mostly right leg..reason?

BTW I never knew Malaysia had such a temple with Hanumans foot print..I need to go there..Penang is in North Msia..may be I would go searching for this temple in December during school holidays.


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Ok PJ sir..here it is about the Footprint temple in Penang Msia..it seems there are 2 versions.

Its called Sam Poh Footprint Temple

The Chinese believe it belongs to Sam Poh..another name for the famous Chinese Admiral Cheng Ho also known as Zheng Ho who was actually a eunuch.

He has even traveled to India.

The local Indians in Penang believe that the foot print belongs to Hanuman.

Anyway its a Chines Temple and its the statue of the Admiral that is worshiped here.

Sam Poh Footprint Temple, Batu Maung (10 June, 2006)

The Sam Poh Footprint Temple , or Tokong Jejak Kaki Sam Poh, is a small, recently-built temple close to the water's edge at the small fishing village of Batu Maung, on the southeast tip of Penang Island. The temple, which grew out of a shrine over the water's edge, was built to venerate a "footprint" in the rock.

The Sam Poh Temple is known in Chinese as 三寶宮, and in Penang Hokkien as Sam3 Poh1 Keong1, literally, "Palace of the Three Jewels". The name "Three Jewels" refers to the Admiral Zhenghe The footprint is believed by devotees to have been that of Sam Poh, the local name for Admiral Zhenghe, the Muslim eunuch that travelled here from the 15th century on behalf of the Chinese emperor.

For many years, the footprint was neglected, save for an altar and a few joss sticks. Recently however, a new temple was built over it. The footprint measures 0.85 meters - a colossal 33 inches. There were indeed historical accounts that Cheng Ho was a giant of a man.

View of the Sam Poh Footprint Temple from the plankway in the sea. (3 January, 2005)

While the local Chinese community believe the footprint belongs to Sam Poh, local Indians believed that it was that of Hanuman, the monkey god, who left it in Batu Maung when he was leaping over the Indian Ocean. Local Malays however believed that the footprint belonged to Gedembai, a giant that was feared by the local people. It was just one of four Gedembai footprints in Penang, the other ones are behind the Kampung Mesjid in Bayan Lepas, another at Pulau Aman, and one more at Pulau Jerejak.

It is believed that six hundred years ago, Admiral Cheng Ho left the port at Suzhou and set sail for the Nanyang (southern seas) and discover the world in a mighty flotilla of giant ships. Unlike Western powers, the Chinese did not intend to colonise but rather to ensure the various principalities paid tribute to the Chinese emperor and acknowledge his sovereignty over the lands. Cheng Ho made several voyages between 1405 and 1433, and there is great likelihood that Parameswara met him when he stopped at Malacca, as is documented in the history of Malacca.

The archway at the Sam Poh Footprint Temple. (3 January, 2005)

The "footprint" may be a carved monument created by the Admiral Zheng He to mark his having passed through the area. He left his mark, so to speak, by stepping on to Penang Island, but then having people actually carve the footprint on the rock to commemorate the visit.

The Sam Poh Footprint Temple was built over the original altar around 1993-1994 at a cost of RM300,000. It is just one of many temples in Malaysia attributed to the legendery Muslim eunich from China. Other Sam Poh temples include the Poh San Teng Temple in Malacca which I believe has been erroneously attributed to Admiral Cheng Ho, and the Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple in Ipoh, and the Sam Poh Temple in Cameron Highlands.

Guardian liaon at the Sam Poh Footprint Temple. (3 January 2005)


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It looks the size of the foot mark varies.

If you were to think like the thread initiator, reasons would be aplenty:

1) The smaller ones are of H when he was small and the bigger ones are when he took on his gigantic form.
2) Even though there is an impression of only one foot and there are no other impressions nearby of any other (right or left) foot, we can assume that he was hopping on one leg all over the world.

Also do note that over hundreds of millions of years, only H's footprints have been preserved by nature, and not that of any other. (Kumbhakarna, no?) Not even that of Rama or Krishna all over Asia!
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