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This is some information about tail. First two pieces are from our mythological literature.
Aanjaneya and His Tail
(2) Later when Raavan got angry at him, he ordered his people to tie cloth on his tail, pouring oil on that cloth and set fire to it. Aanjaneya increased his tail so much that, it is said, that Lankaa's all cloth and oil was finished but Hanumaan's tail's end did not appear. Hanumaan then reduced his size and jumped over palaces and ran here and there and burnt the city and gardens of Lankaa. So this was the greatness of a tail.
(3) In Mahaabhaarat times, Aaanjaneya took the form of an old monkey and laid his tail across the way when Bheem was going in search of the Kalyaan Saugandhik flower asked by Draupadee. First Bheem did not recognize him and asked the monkey to move his tail aside so that he could pass the path. Since Bheem was very proud of his might, it was his insult that he should move a monkey's tail. But to make him understand that Aaanjaneya was his elder brother, he asked Bheem to move his tail from path and go if possible. In spite of Bheem's several requests when Hanumaan did not move his tail, Bheem had to move it himself. But what is this? Bheem, so mighty, could not even move the tail even a millimeter. Then he knew that he was not an ordinary monkey, so he requested him to show his real identity. Then Hanumaan showed him his real Roop (form) and said to him - "I am your elder brother."
Bheem could not reconcile this information and told him that his mother Kuntee did not tell him about any of his elder brother except Yudhishthir. Then Hanumaan explained him how he was Bheem's elder brother. After this they talked for a while and Bheem told him that they were to have a war with his cousins, so if he could help him to win him. Hanumaan told him that he would sit on Arjun's chariot's flag and guide that chariot move without any hindrance and see that flag from anywhere in the battlefield.
(2) Chaanakya has also remarked about it - "The tail of the dog serves no purpose. It does not cover the extrusion area or wagging no flees or insects get clear of. It cannot wag the tail sideways towards the body."
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Created by Sushma Gupta on January 15, 2002
Modified on 06/12/13