hanuman crossing the ocean

Never Fail

“O king of the Vanaras, he who possesses all these four qualities of courage, vision, intellect and skill as you do never fails in the performance of his actions.” (Celestials praising Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.198) yasya tvetāni catvāri… Read More ›

Just Another Day At The Office

“After downing her [Simhika] by using his vision, determination and dexterity, that brave monkey quickly again grew in size.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.195) tāṃ tu dṛṣṭvā ca dhaṛtyā ca dākśiṇyena nipātya ca | sa kapipravaro vegādvavṛdhe punarātmavān Forming a… Read More ›


“I offer my obeisances unto you, O daughter of Daksha. Indeed, I have entered your mouth, and the truth of the boon granted to you has been maintained. I shall now go to where Vaidehi is.” (Hanuman speaking to Surasa,… Read More ›

Pop Quiz

“This glorious son of the wind named Hanuman is leaping over the ocean. Using a very ghastly Rakshasa form the size of a mountain, and showing a head with fearful tusks and red-brown eyes that reaches the sky, obstruct his… Read More ›

Always Beautiful

“Covered with various flowers, shoots and buds, that monkey, resembling a cloud, became beautiful to behold, looking like a mountain with fireflies.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.51) sa nānākusumaiḥ kīrṇaḥ kapiḥ sāṅkurakorakaiḥ | śuśubhe meghasaṃkāśaḥ khadyotairiva parvataḥ The Sundara-kanda of… Read More ›

Mission Statement

“In every respect, I will do whatever is necessary to find Sita. If I am unsuccessful, I will uproot the city of Lanka and bring it back here with Ravana.” (Hanuman addressing the Vanaras, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.42) sarvathā… Read More ›

Respect the Game

“If I can’t find Sita in the three heavens after exerting so much effort, I will bring Ravana, the king of Rakshasas, here bound up.” (Hanuman addressing the Vanaras, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.41) yadi vā tridive sītāṃ na drakśyāmyakṛtaśramaḥ… Read More ›

Blistered Earth

“Then, that most powerful and brave monkey, like the smooth water roamed with ease across the grass that had the hue of a vaidurya stone. That sagacious monkey, like an agitated lion swept aside many deer and other animals, scared… Read More ›