hanuman spotting sita 2

A Tale of Two People

“Offering obeisances to Rama and Lakshmana, the very powerful Hanuman, delighted in seeing Sita, became hidden.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 17.32) namaskṛtvā rāmāya lakśmaṇāya ca vīryavān | sītādarśanasamhṛṣṭo hanumān samvṛto’bhavat || Download this episode (right click and save) Person 1:… Read More ›

Viryavan

“Offering obeisances to Rama and Lakshmana, the very powerful Hanuman, delighted in seeing Sita, became hidden.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 17.32) namaskṛtvā rāmāya lakśmaṇāya ca vīryavān | sītādarśanasamhṛṣṭo hanumān samvṛto’bhavat || Download this episode (right click and save) If you… Read More ›

Harsha

“Seeing that woman of intoxicating eyes, Hanuman shed tears of joy and offered respectful obeisances to Shri Rama.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 17.31) harṣajāni ca so’śrūṇi tām dṛṣṭvā madirekṣaṇām | mumuce hanumānstatra namaścakre ca rāghavam || Download this episode (right… Read More ›

Unparalleled Joy

“Observing Maithili, who was tolerant, had perfectly proportioned limbs, and was shining even without ornaments, Maruti felt unequaled joy.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 17.30) tām kśamāṃ suvibhaktāṅgīṃ vinābharaṇaśobhinīm | praharṣamatulam lebhe mārutiḥ prekṣya maithilīm || Download this episode (right click… Read More ›

My Character Will Protect Me

“Though her face was morose, because of her husband’s prowess that lady was not despondent. Sita, of black eyes, was protected by her own character.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 17.27-28) tām devīṃ dīnavadanāmadīnāṃ bhartṛtejasā || rakśitām svena śīlena sītāmasitalocanām |… Read More ›

Confident of Rama’s Prowess

“Though her face was morose, because of her husband’s prowess that lady was not despondent. Sita, of black eyes, was protected by her own character.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 17.27-28) saṃvṛtām mṛgaśābākśīṃ dadarśa hanumān kapiḥ | tām devīṃ dīnavadanāmadīnāṃ bhartṛtejasā… Read More ›

A Series of Distresses

“Having lost her splendor like the lotus flower struck with frost, tormented by a succession of distresses, the daughter of Janaka has been reduced to a helpless state, like a female crane separated from her companion.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara… Read More ›

Ready To Die For Others

“She, who is forgiving like the earth, has lotus-like eyes, and was previously protected by Rama and Lakshmana, is now guarded under the tree by Rakshasis of deformed eyes.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 16.29) kṣiti kṣamā puṣkara samnibha akṣī… Read More ›

Bad Company

“She, who is forgiving like the earth, has lotus-like eyes, and was previously protected by Rama and Lakshmana, is now guarded under the tree by Rakshasis of deformed eyes.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 16.29) kṣiti kṣamā puṣkara samnibha akṣī… Read More ›

Flower With a Hundred Petals

“Even my mind is afflicted knowing that this lady of black-ended hair, having eyes that resemble lotuses with a hundred petals, who is deserving of happiness, is in distress.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 16.28) imām asita keśa antām śata… Read More ›