The 18th incarnation of Shri Hari, mighty Hanuman Ji is undoubtedly one of the strongest personalities in Ramayan. Lord Hanuman is widely popular and worshipped in almost every part of the country. Hanuman temples can be located at ease but the Sleeping Hanuman at Allahabad is one of its kind.
The idol of Hanuman Ji in sleeping position exists only in Allahabad at Sangam. As per the mythology, when Lord Ram after conquering Lanka came here to worship at Sangam, Hanuman Ji experienced severe body ache and laid at Sangam. Finishing his prayers, when Lord Ram asked Hanuman Ji to proceed, Hanuman Ji denied in pain. Sita Ji then blessed Hanuman and all the pains were flown away from his body by the sacred water in Sangam
Another belief lies with the people that, the year in which Ganges water do not reach Hanuman Ji’s foot, undesirable situations occur, such as draught and famines. People await the moment when the Ganges meets Hanuman Ji in the monsoons.