Sundara Kanda – Hanuman’s Odysey a newer English translation from the original Sanskrit sources. Chapter 1: Hanuma’s Flight over Ocean Translation with Verses · In Prose without Verses. Chapter 2: The city of Lanka Translation with Verses. Sundarakanda English All Chapters. Shylaja Venk; 72 videos SundarakAnda Chapter 1 Hanuman Crossing the Ocean. by SundarakAndam.

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He is condemned and his tail is set on fire, but he escapes his bonds and, leaping from roof to roof, sets fire to Ravana’s citadel and makes the giant leap back from the englsh. He then related his story to his friends and they together decided to tell it to Sri Rama.

Hanuma narrates an incident connected with a crow. The Rakshasis were scared because of this. An Epic of Ancient India: While englih Rakshasis were trying their best, Trijata, the daughter of Vibhishana told the Rakshasis about her dream in which she clearly foresaw the defeat and death of Ravana and the victory of Rama.

This brooch was given to her by her father. Hanuma declares himself to be a messenger of Rama. After this a Rakshasi called Simhika caught hold of his shadow and started dragging him to her mouth so that she could eat him. Hanuma narrates the story of Rama. She refused and told him that the only way for him to continue to live was to give her back to Rama. Sundara Kandam is the fifth section of the Ramayana and is composed of verses and 68 chapters.


Hanuma kills Prahasta’s seven sons. Retrieved from ” https: While sundarakanca was watching Syndarakanda paid a visit to Sita and requested her to be his wife.

The Sundara Kandam provides inspiration to its readers and listeners and helps sundaarkanda find a resolution for all problems.

Multiple variations of the Sundara Kanda exist in other languages as well, for instance in Awadhithe language in which the saint Tulsidas wrote the Ramacharitamanas.

It happens to be for nullification of the malefic effects of the crow mounted, the son of Surya and Chhaya ShadowLord Shani. Hanuma thinks of destroying a sacred sanctuary of demons.

Sundara Kandam.. Jai Ram | A Condensed English translation of Valmiki Ramayanam – Sundara kandam

There he took a small midget form before entering the city, to avoid detection. Beautiful among the most beautiful haanuman the Story, Beautiful among the most beautiful is Sita, What is there in it, which is not beautiful?

SundarkandPrinceton University Press, pp. Female-demons enquires Seetha about Hanuma. Goldman; Sally Sutherland Goldman, eds. R avana orders Hanuma to sundarskanda killed. The Sundara Kanda forms the heart of Valmiki’s Ramayana and consists of a detailed, vivid account of Hanuman’s adventures.

She also gave him her pearl hair brooch as identification. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Chronology of Hindu texts. Surasa blessed him and the devas were very sure that Hanuman could do the job assigned to him. After this Hanuman reached the city of Sri Sundarakandaa.


Hanuma d escribes the plight of Seetha to his fellow monkeys. Hanuman hiding in the tree related the story of Rama up to that point and hearing this Sita became enthused.


Hanuma again visits Ashoka garden and sees Seetha. They then reached Kishkinda and related in detail that they had been able to find Sita, that she was sad, that she was guarding her virtue, and that she would die be executed by Ravana in 2 months.

She also told him the story of the crow that attacked her and how Rama put a Tilak on her forehead with a red stone. Sundara Kanda is the only chapter of the Ramayana in which the hero is not Ramabut rather Hanuman.

After learning about Sita, Hanuman assumes sundarakanxa gargantuan form and makes a colossal leap across the ocean to Lanka after defeating Surasathe Mother of the Nagas and Sinhika, who is sent by the Asuras.