hanuman describing rama

The Rising Sun

“Looking sideways, up, down and even below, she then saw that Hanuman of inconceivable intelligence, minister to the lord of monkeys, and the son of the wind-god, looking like the rising sun.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 31.19) sā tiryag ūrdhvam… Read More ›

Who Is Smart

“Looking sideways, up, down and even below, she then saw that Hanuman of inconceivable intelligence, minister to the lord of monkeys, and the son of the wind-god, looking like the rising sun.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 31.19) sā tiryag ūrdhvam… Read More ›

Anusmaranti

“Hearing those words of that monkey, and looking around at all quarters and all regions, Sita was remembering Rama fully and obtained a supreme thrill of delight.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 31.18) niśamya sītā vacanam kapeśca | diśaśca sarvāḥ pradiśaśca… Read More ›

Dying a Happy Man

“Hearing those words of that monkey, and looking around at all quarters and all regions, Sita was remembering Rama fully and obtained a supreme thrill of delight.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 31.18) niśamya sītā vacanam kapeśca | diśaśca sarvāḥ pradiśaśca… Read More ›

Who Wants To Be Happy

“And she has been found by me, for with respect to her appearance, her complexion, and her beauty she is just as I heard from Rama.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 31.15) yathā rūpām yathā varṇām yathā lakṣmīm viniścitām ||… Read More ›

Vegavan

“By the words of Sampati, I swiftly leapt across the ocean, extending one hundred yojanas, for the sake of this wide-eyed lady.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 31.14) aham sampātivacanācchatayojanamāyatam || asyā hetorviśālākṣyāḥ sāgaraṃ vegavān plutaḥ | Download this episode… Read More ›

Attached Though Detached

“Then, having been ordered by Sugriva, thousands of monkeys, who could assume any shape at will, searched in all directions for that goddess.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 31.13) sugrīveṇāpi sandiṣṭā harayaḥ kāmarūpiṇaḥ || dikṣu sarvāsu tām devīm vicinnvanti sahasraśaḥ… Read More ›

Not a Sour Grapes Renunciation

“Having killed Vali, then Rama, a conqueror of others’ cities, gave away that kingdom of monkeys to the very powerful Sugriva.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 31.12) tataḥ sa vālinam htvā rāmaḥ parapuranjayaḥ || prāyacchatkapirājyam tatsugrīvāya mahābalaḥ | Download this… Read More ›