Sundarakanda Chapter 61

Vanaras destroy Madhuvan !!

Chapter 61:

Summary : All the Vanaras including Hanuman accept the suggestion of Jambavan that they should proceed and inform SriRama and Lakshmana. So The Vanaras leave Mahendra mountain with Hanuman in the forefront ! On the way they see Madhuvan and stop to drink honey with the permission of Angada and other chief Vanaras. In the process they lose control of themselves. They destroy the Madhuvan and attack Dadhimuka who was protecting Madhuvan under the orders of Sugriva.

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Chapter 61
Then Angada and other senior Vanaras and Hanuman accepted the suggestion of Jambavan to proceed to meet SriRama Lakshmana and Sugriva.
Then the happy Vanaras left Mahendra mountain and flew into the sky with Hanuman leading them from the front

The Vanaras flying in the sky reached a grove called the Madhuvan which is full of trees and creepers and is equaling Nandanavana in beauty . That Madhuvan delight of all is under the protection of King Sugriva and is so well protected that it is not accessible to all living beings . It is protected at all times by a Vanara chief Dadhimukha who is the uncle of King Sugriva .

When the Vanaras reached that Madhuvan which always gives great pleasure to King Sugriva, all the Vanaras eagerly wanted to drink the honey from the Madhuvan. Consulting all the Senior Vanaras like Jambavan, Prince Angada then gave permission to the Vanaras.

The Vanaras ate the fruits and juices of of the Madhuvana . They were overjoyed land lost themselves in that happiness !! Some of the Vanaras began to sing, some were jumping around, some were dancing , some were laughing , some were leaping off the trees , some were just moving about and some were uttering incoherent words !!

Seeing those intoxicated Vanaras freely eating the fruits , drinking honey and in the process destroying the beautiful grove full of trees and creepers , Dadhimukha who is the protector of that grove tried to stop them with sweet words. Then the intoxicated Vanaras without considering propriety and without fear surrounded Dadhimuka and started to threaten him

The intoxicated Vanaras destroyed the Madhuvan and scratched him with their nails , bit him with their teeth , kicked him with their feet and pushed him with their hands

Thus ends Chapter 61 of Sankshipta Sundarakanda

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