||Sundarakanda ||

||Artha Taatparya Tattvadipika Sahita||



It is a timeless story read a million times in a million houses and will continue to be read by millions as indeed we ourselves do!!

Sundarakanda is a story of single-minded pursuit!

We have presented the Slokas, Slokas with Sloka summaries, and Tattvadipika presenting the inner meanings. But we have not presented the word meaninsg of Slokas which is the real link between the Sloka summary and the Sloka

On this page we are now adding Sundarakanda Slokas with word meanings and the inner meanings too. We have used the Sanskrit "Tika Traya" as a reference for the meaninsg presented as well as SribHashyan Appalacharyulu garu's Tattavdipika.

This is a consolidation of all work done so far on Sundarakanda with the addition of meanings

One trait of Hanuman in Sundarakanda is that given a chance , Hanumanrecounts teh Story of Rama and his mission. On the same lines we cannot but repeat a line or two about Sundarakanda on this page.

Sundarakanda is a story which converts a mood of despondency to a mood of optimism and hope! The mood at the end of Kishkindha kanda in Ramayana was of despondency of Vanaras as well as Rama too. By the end of Sundarakanda there is hope! It is a story with many highs and lows in the moods of the chief protagonist Hanuman. But he, the Hanuman, never wavers from his objective! That is probably the most important lesson for all!

It is a story that can convert a non-believer into a believer!

Long ago we started on a 68-week celebration which consisted of one chapter of Sundarakanda every week, way back in in July 2012 on Guru Purnima day! This attempt was more like a Sundarakanda Yagnyam - सुंदरकांड यज्ञ / సుందరకాండ యజ్ఞం / - or put in another way a celebration of Sundarakanda! The 68 Chapters was completed with the October 18th, 2013 Issue of kasarabada.org! With that our Sundarakanda Yagnyam of that time too was completed. We also had the traditional Ramapattabhisheka too in Telugu and Kannada for the pleasure of our readers!

Subsequently we undertook uploading all the 68 Sargas with all the slokas. That too was concluded in a sixty-eight-day spurt. The next step of translations followed. First into English and then into Telugu. Both of which were completed.

With the support of Technology, we had all slokas in Devanagari, Telugu, Kannada and Gujarati.

Now we have the English translation with sloka text in Devanagari and Telugu, Kannada and Gujarati. This also meant we have the story in English too.

Completion of the translations of the original and adding of the Parayana Slokas still left a void. The translations did not allow space for presenting the inner meanings. which is so essential part of Sundarakanda? That was a void. To fill up the same we started the Tattvadipika in Telugu and English. Fortunately, we had the benefit of work of Shri Bhashyam Appalacharyulu garu of Visakhapatnam in Telugu. For this work we also had the benefit of "Tika Traya" a well-known Sanskrit rendering of Sundarakanda also as our reference. "Tika Traya" includes Ramayana Tilaka, Ramayana Siromani and the commentary of Govindaraja called Ramayan Bhushana.

For the convenience of the readers we have added the links to all Sundarakanda related stories that appeared on kasarabada.org. They are listed in the following.

All of this has been put together for our pleasure.

Hopefully it may add to your reading pleasure.

|| Om tat sat ||

Some of the articles with links are as follows :

Sundarakanda - A foreword: setting the Stage

Sundarakanda - A chapter-wise Summary

Sundarakanda and associated beliefs

Sundarakanda Parayana; 16 day parayana

Sundarakanda Parayana; 40 day parayana

Sundarakanda Parayana; 68 day parayana

The story of "My Sundarakanda"

Sagara Saagara and Mainaka

Battle with Surasa

Questions Questions and more Questions !!

In the thick of Battle; Jambavan's Question !

Going to Forests

In Praise of Hanuman Pt 2

In Praise of Hanuman Pt 1

Walking away !! - a difficult task !

Jayamantram and Management styles


Sankshipta Valmiki Sundarakanda in Sanskrit ||संस्कृतं ||

Sankshipta Valmiki Sundarakanda in Telugu ||తెలుగు ||

Sankshipta Valmiki Sundarakanda in Kannada ||ಕನ್ನಡ ||

Sankshipta Valmiki Sundarakanda in Malayalam ||മലയാളം ||

Sundarakanda Katha in Telugu ||తెలుగు ||