Gifted with the power of his divine father, he soared through the heavens toward the sun. Vāyu went with him, covering him with a cool breeze so that he would not be burned by the sun. The sun-god also withheld his blazing rays as he understood that Hanumān was a great servant of Viṣṇu who would later assist Him on earth.
The monkey king, Hanuman, is the son of the Vedic wind god, Vayu, and the supreme embodiment of fealty. For his numerous services and loyalty to Rama, Hanuman has come to be revered as a symbol of strength and devotion.