||Sundarakanda ||

|| Sarga 59 ||(Summary in English)


||om tat sat||
एतदाख्याय तत्सर्वं हनुमान् मारुतात्मजः।
भूयः समुपचक्राम वचनं वक्तु मुत्तरम्॥1||
स॥ हनुमान् मारुतात्मजः एतत् सर्वं आख्याय भूयः उत्तरं वचनं वक्तुं समुपचक्रमे॥
Hanuman, the son of wind god, having narrated all of this, again started to say good words.

Sarga 59

Hanuman, the son of wind god, having narrated all of this, again started to say more.

'My success is due to Rama's exertions, Sugriva's enthusiasm and Sita's conduct. My mind has developed devotion.

'Ever rich in asceticism this king of Rakshasas can burn the whole world with the power of his penance. Even though Sita was angry Ravana was not burnt because ever dutiful Sita will not act without Rama's permission. Because of the power of his penance Ravana was not burnt though he touched her limbs. Though the enraged Janaka's daughter can do even that which the flame of fire cannot do, Sita did not since she wanted Rama to kill Ravana'.

'In this task which I have narrated, with the permission of Jambavan and others, it is better to see the king's sons Rama and Lakshmana along with Sita. I am enough to destroy the city of Lanka, their great army, the Rakshasa warriors and even Ravana. What to speak of doing so with all of you, who are strong, wise, accomplished, and heroic ones desiring victory. I can kill Ravana along with his army, his sons, his brothers and his followers. Even if the weapons of Brahma, Indra, Rudra, Vayu, Varuna which are difficult to see are used by Indrajit, I can kill and destroy them in a war'.

'If you permit me, I will shatter them with my valor. With ceaseless matchless shower of rocks in a war even the Devas will die, what to speak of the night creatures!'

'Even if the ocean exceeds its limits, the mount Mandara may be shaken, but Jambavan cannot be moved in war. The heroic son of Vali alone is enough to destroy all the Rakshasas led by Ravana. The speed of the thighs of the great soul Panasa as well as Nila shatters the mount Mandara, what to speak of the Rakshasas in a war. Tell me who among Devas, Asuras, Yakshas, Gandharvas, Uragas and Pakshis can battle Mainda and Dvivida?'

'The two sons of Ashwini are outstanding, and foremost among fighters. I do not see any one who can face them in a battle. With boon given by the creator, being very proud these two foremost among Vanaras consumed the nectar of immortality. Earlier the grandsire of all worlds has given them immeasurable invulnerability to honor them. Armed with the boons, vast armies of Suras have been slain by the heroic Vanaras. And they drank the nectar of immortality. If these two become angry, they can destroy Lanka along with all the elephants, horses, and chariots. All other Vanaras can stay here'.

'I have burnt city of Lanka and made my name known all over the royal paths'.

'I announced that mighty Rama will triumph. So will mighty Lakshmana. Protected by Rama Sugriva will triumph. I am the son of wind god and a servant of Rama. My name is Hanuman.'

'In the middle of the Ashoka grove of the evil minded Ravana, under the Simsupa tree, the pious lady surrounded by Rakshasa women, tormented by sorrow, without brightness looking like moon rays veiled by clouds, not caring for the glory of Ravana, is brooding over Rama only. The chaste woman of beautiful hips, Janaki though bound is wholly devoted to Rama only, like Poulomi is devoted to Indra. Wearing a single piece of cloth, filled with dust, very sorrowful and piteous, Sita is desirous of only the welfare of her husband. Sita, who is again and again threatened by ugly looking Rakshasis, who is piteous and always thinking of her husband, who is sleeping on the ground, who is without luster like the lotus on the onset of winter, who has turned away from Ravana, who is set on giving up her life, who is in the pleasure garden in the middle of Rakshasa women, was seen by me. Somehow the doe eyed one has been given confidence. Hearing about the alliance of Rama and Sugriva gave her happiness'.

'That the ten-headed one though having done harm is not killed, is because the chaste disciplined lady's high devotion to her husband. Rama is there as the instrument of killing Ravana. Due to separation from her husband, the lady is with a thin body like the students on the first day of studies'.

'The noble lady is thus absorbed in grief'.

'What action needs to be done by all that is to be proposed'.

Thus, Hanuman ended his briefing of his search for Sita.

Thus ends the fifty ninth Sarga of Sundarakanda in Ramayana the first poem ever composed in Sanskrit by the first poet sage Valmiki.

||om tat sat||
एवमास्ते महाभागा सीता शोकपरायणा।
यदत्र प्रतिकर्तव्यं तत् सर्वं उपपद्यताम्॥36||
स॥ महाभागा सीता अस्ते एवं शोकपरायणा अत्र यत् प्रतिकर्तव्यं तत् सर्वं उपपद्यताम्॥
The noble lady is thus absorbed in grief. What action needs to be done by all that is to be proposed.
||om tat sat||