sugriva praising hanuman

Starting a New Task

“Thereupon taking the ring and placing it on his head, with folded hands, that foremost and best of monkeys, praised Rama’s lotus feet and then departed.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 44.15) sa tat gṛhya hariśreṣṭhaḥ sthāpya mūrdhni kṛtāñjaliḥ | vanditvā… Read More ›

Keys To Success

“O hero, your determination and sterling prowess, coupled with Sugriva’s words, tell Me certainly of success.” (Lord Rama speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 44.14) vyavasāyaḥ ca te vīra sattva yuktaḥ ca vikramaḥ | sugrīvasya ca saṃdeśaḥ siddhim kathayati… Read More ›

Coming From Rama

“By this symbol, O best of the monkeys, the daughter of Janaka will be able, without any fear, to properly understand that you have come from My presence.” (Lord Rama speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 44.13) anena tvām… Read More ›

Token of Remembrance

“Thereafter, being very pleased, that chastiser of enemies [Rama] gave to him [Hanuman] a ring inscribed with His own name as a token of recognition for the king’s daughter [Sita].” (Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 44.12) dadau tasya tataḥ prītaḥ sva… Read More ›


“Then observing that monkey [Hanuman], who was the most resolute and determined in his endeavors, the highly splendorous one [Rama] realized that success in the mission was certain and thus His mind and senses became thrilled with joy.” (Valmiki Ramayana,… Read More ›

We’re Not Alone

“His [Hanuman’s] capabilities being well known from his past deeds and his having been specifically chosen by his master, the mission will certainly be completed successfully.” (Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 44.10) tat evam prasthitasya asya parijñātasya karmabhiḥ /… Read More ›

Letter of Recommendation

“In all respects, the lord of monkeys [Sugriva] is certain about Hanuman’s ability to meet the objective, and Hanuman is even more certain of his ability to carry out the work necessary for success.” (Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand,… Read More ›

Divine Arrangement

“Then, after hearing that the success of the mission lay with Hanuman, and knowing Hanuman very well, Raghava reflected.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 44.8) Hearing from Sugriva, the great-monkey king, of Hanuman’s virtues, abilities and attributes, Shri Rama, the Supreme… Read More ›