hanuman the messenger

Equal To The Wind

“O Maithili, when as per the desire of the maharishis the valiant monkey Kesari killed the demon Shambasadana, I was born of the wind-god. I am a monkey equal in strength to him.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.89) hate… Read More ›

How Bhakti Is Different

“Everything has been described by me to you. O Maithili, please be consoled. What shall I do for you and what will be pleasing to you? I am returning.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.88) etatte sarvamākhyātam samāśvasihi maithili |… Read More ›

Priya Darshana

“Sita thus considered Hanuman a monkey and not otherwise. Then Hanuman spoke to her, who is dear to behold.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.87) hanūmantam kapim vyaktam manyate na anyathā iti sā | atha uvāca hanūmān tām uttaram priya darśanām… Read More ›

Hanuman Is Light

“The beautiful face of that large-eyed Sita, whose eyes are coppery red, spotless and long, was like that of the moon released from Rahu.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.86) cāru tac ca ānanam tasyāḥ tāmra śukla āyata īkṣaṇam | aśobhata… Read More ›

A Tear Fest

“Janaki obtained unequaled happiness. With great delight she shed tears of joy from her curved eye-lashes.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.85) atulam ca gatā harṣam praharṣeṇa tu jānakī | netrābhyām vakra pakṣmābhyām mumoca ānandajam jalam || Download this episode (right… Read More ›

Emaciated By Grief

“Thus inspired with faith by the reasons given and the marks shown, Sita, who was emaciated due to grief, believed him to be the messenger of her husband.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.84) evam viśvāsitā sītā hetubhiḥ śoka karśitā |… Read More ›


“O Vaidehi, to inspire faith in you I have spoken of the glories of your husband. O sinless devi, without doubt Rama will soon come here to take you.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.83) viśvāsārtham tu vaidehi bharturuktā mayā… Read More ›

Legacy And Merit

“O Vaidehi, there is a mountain named Malyavan, which is the best among mountains. From there, a monkey named Kesari went to the mountain called Gokarna. As directed by the gods and sages, my father, the great monkey, killed a… Read More ›


“And the highly valiant Rama shall soon obtain you, having killed Ravana, the king of the Rakshasas, along with his friends and family.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.79) rāghavaḥ ca mahāvīryaḥ kṣipram tvām abhipatsyate | samitra bāndhavam hatvā rāvaṇam… Read More ›

Fame Through Sound

“O Devi, by my good fortune my passing over the ocean has not gone in vain. By my good fortune I shall get this fame of having had your vision.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.78) diṣṭyā hi na mama… Read More ›