So I’m editing my photo assignment from last night’s CHAOS at Beatbox, a monthly circuit romp and stomp full of hot, muscly, shirtless, frisky guys. Sounds like a grueling chore, huh?
I have my youtube watch later list on in the background, and this snappy tune catches my attention.
It’s a devotional hymn to Hanuman, one of the most popular Hindu deities. He is a monkey like humanoid, with superhuman strength, agility, courage, wisdom, knowledge, hope, and devotion.
What intrigues me most about Hanuman, is that he is celibate, AND worshipped by bodybuilders:
“Hanuman remained a Brahmachaari throughout his life, an unmarried, celibate god. He is especially popular with body-builders, who believe that like him, one need to be celibate in order to have a strong body. Hanuman always treated women in the form of Mother and Sister. There are many incidences in the great epic Ramayana where this fact is proved.” — IloveIndia.com
I wonder how many muscle queens at CHAOS are celibate? The pics will be up any minute now on EdgeSanFrancisco.com‘s nightlife section.