One more significant myth that we often find in the character of Hanuman is depicted in his pictures showing ‘Hanuman carrying the mountain in one hand and flying to his destination.’ The story tells us that during the war with Ravana, Lakshman suffered a fatal injury that left him unconscious. The doctor Sukeim prescribed some herbal plants to be brought from the Himalayas before sunrise. Hanuman was given this arduous job because everyone knew that it could not be done by anyone else. Reaching the Himalayas, Hanuman realised, he could not identify the herb needed for the treatment, so he took the entire mountain instead and flew back to the battlefield.
Significantly, almost all of us realise the meaning of this incident, yet we only wish to see Hanuman with the mountain in one hand, often in the left and flying past all sorts of terrain to reach the destination.