The SunderKand which is a chapter in the 'Ram-Charit-Maanas',
penned by Goswami Tulsidas is considered to be as auspicious to
read, as it is to recite the 'Hanuman Chaalisa'.
In the Sunder-kand,
Hanumanji is reminded by Jambavan about the fact that Hanumanji
has great powers that the latter has no memory of. In this case
Hanumanji is made to remember about the fact that he is capable
Hanuman to undertake the crossing of the Mighty Ocean. Hanumanji's
flight was necessary to search for Seeta who had been abducted
Seeta is symbolic
of Bhakti or devotion. To reach her one has to done the wings
of prayer and love.
is now all ready to take the leap. Let us take the flight with
him in search of Love incarnate.
goes home but gives Sita an ultimatum to agree within one month
or he will kill her.
Rakshasis there was one" Trijata" who was a bhakt of
Shri Ram & was also a Gyani. She explained to the others that
they must improve their lives by serving Sita. She also told them
of a dream she had seen in which a monkey had entered Lanka &
burnt it, killing many Rakshasas. She also saw Ravan sitting on
a donkey; naked with his head shaven & all his 20 hands had
been cut. She then saw him going towards Yamnagar & Vibhishan
ruling over Lanka. She was sure her dream would come true four
days later. Hearing this, all the Rakshasis got scared & fell
at Sita's feet. Later when Sita was alone with Trijata, she asked
her for a solution to her problem, as she no longer could bear
being away from Shri Ram. She tells her to bring wood so that
she could give up her body, as hearing Ravan's cruel words day
after day was a torture to her. Hearing this, Trijata explained
& reminded her of Ram's strength & valour & that he
would rescue her soon. When Sita was alone she prayed to the Ashoka
tree to help her by relieving her of her pain.