to the epic Ramayana, this Kesari fought single-handed against
Sankha and Sabhala, the two formidable demons in elephant forms that
were subjecting the asramavasis to untold suffering. Bharadwaja, one
of the distinguished sages appreciating his mighty humanist action
asked him to name a boon that he would grant it anon. Kesari then
asked for a son of unsurpassable physical might, and a Kamarupi -
capable of taking any form at will. It was granted. The result was,
the birth of Hanuman, the redoubtable hero among the Vanaras for the
birth of such Valorous hero as son Anjana Devi too did tapas. Its
back ground too is quite awe-some. She was not blessed with a child
for long, though her pati was assured with a son by Sage Bharadwaja.
To the despairing Anjana, Dharmadevata advised her to do penance.
She began it at once and did for seven thousand years, fed on only a
single fruit given to her everyday by the God of Wind. Satisfied
with her penance granted, Lord Siva granted the boon of a celebrated
son Hanuman, a by-word for Prabhusakti. This occurred on this sacred
hill, on the banks of Akasa Ganga. Hence this hill is called
Anjanachala and became doubly holy for its association with
Anjanadevi and Hanuman. It happened in the Tretayuga.