forms part of Ramcharitmanas of
Goswami Tulsidas which is commonly known as Tulsi Ramayana
contains the essence of the Ramcharitmanas
The Sundar kand
can be read independently. It has a powerful
theme : When you are on a good mission, God gives you strength to
overcome all obstacles. Sundarkand commences with Hanuman's
departure for Lanka in search of Sita and ends with Rama and his
army's preparation to reach Lanka across the sea. The sunder kand is
hindu religious text. This entire episode is called Sundar
(beautiful) because every act described in it is auspicious, elevating
the human mind and promoting right human values.
Hanuman initiates action for the friendship between Rama. Hanuman is
the most pure in his devotion to Rama and Rama's cause. As a result of
his single-minded devotion, Hanuman is blessed with extraordinary
powers. Hanuman continuously performed extraordinary feats in helping
Rama to achieve victory in his battle against evil and to uphold the
(the truth). Hanuman is characterized as a wise monkey
whose joy is found in serving Rama.
Sundar kand is also a story of the very personal relationships that
Sita, Hanuman, Lakshmana
have with Shri
Rama. In Sundarkand
reminded Hanuman about
his great powers that Hanuman had forgotten due to a curse.
exhorts Hanuman to undertake the crossing of the mighty
ocean to search for Sita
who had been abducted by Ravan
The entire sequence is being monitored by Lord Shiva and Bhavani.
Their dialogues form the core of the episode's teachings. Lord Shiva
states that God's grace is essential for completing difficult tasks.
But to obtain God's grace one has to constantly do good, and those who
take Rama's name in speech, thought and action will always be
In Sundar kand
everything ends on a positive and bright note.
Hanuman finds Sita, ultimately leading to her rescue from the clutches
of Ravana. Vibhishana is liberated from evil surroundings and is
accepted in Rama's camp. Rama learns the secret of crossing the sea
from the sea God.