Hanuman also known as Mahaveera, Pavan-suta, Anjaneya is the son of Vayu, the Hindu God of Wind, and is a great devotee of Lord Rama. He is a symbol of courage, hope, knowledge, intellect and devotion and is depicted with having a picture of Lord Rama tattooed on his chest, which is a sign of his devotion to Lord Rama. Hanuman is standing with his right hand held up in the abhaya mudra position while hiss other hand holds his large club or gada. The statue is carved from the soft stone of Orissa by artisans whose ancestors have practiced this craft of stone carving for centuries. Hammers and chisels of various sizes and shapes, called the Muna, Patili, Martual, Thuk-Thuki and Nitana are used to bring life these life-like figures from featureless stone. Once engraved, the finishing Is done by scrapping out the extra material using a flat-edged iron tool.