SundaraKandam

Sundara Kanda (Hindi: सुंदरकाण्ड), literally “beautiful episode/book”, is the fifth book in the Hindu epic the Ramayana. It depicts the adventures of Hanuman. The original Sundara Kanda is in Sanskrit and was composed by Valmiki, who was the first to scripturally record the Ramayana. Sundara Kanda is the only chapter of the Ramayana in which the hero is not Rama, but rather Hanuman. Hanuman’s selflessness, strength, and devotion to Rama are emphasized in the text. Hanuman was fondly called Sundara by his mother Anjani and Sage Valmiki chose this name over others as this kanda deals mainly with Hanuman’s journey to Lanka

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SundaraKandam – Story Brief

Chapter 1 – Hanuman Searches Sita

Chapter 2 – Beauty and prosperity of Srilanka

Chapter 3 – Victory over Langini

Chapter 4 – In Search of Sita

Chapter 5 – The Rise of the Moon

Chapter 6 – Hanuman Searching Sita in the palaces of Important people

Chapter 7 – Pushpak

Chapter 8 – Pushpak Description

Chapter 9 – Hanuman enters Ravanas palace

Chapter 10 – Hanuman Sees Mandodari

Chapter 11: Hanuman continues the Search in Ravanas Bar

Chapter 12 :Maruthi (Hanuman) becomes very upset in not finding Sita

Chapter 13–Re Energizing himself Hanuman continues search for sita

Chapter 14 – The Ashoka Garden

Chapter 15 – Hanuman sighted Sita

Chapter 16 – Hanuman Grief Stricken seeing the plight of Sita

Chapter 17 – Ogresses around Sita

Chapter 18 – Ravanas entry into Ashoka Garden

Chapter 19 – Sita meeting Ravana

Chapter 20 – Ravana entices Sita

Chapter 21 – Sitas reply to Ravana

Chapter 22 – Ravana threatens Sita

Chapter 23 – Ogre women advising Sita

Chapter 24: Ogre women troubling Sita and Sitas Reply

Chapter 25: Sita being upset

Chapter 26: Sita thinks about committing suicide

Chapter 27 : Trijadas Dream

Chapter 28 – Sita decides to commit suicide

Chapter 29 : Good omens

Chapter 30 : Hanuman in dilemma

Chapter 31 : Hanuman narrates the story of Rama

Chapter 32: Sitas Scepticism

Chapter 33–Sita replies Hanuman

Chapter 34–Hanuman describing Qualities of Rama

Chapter 35–Hanuman describing the Qualities of Rama (continued..)

Chapter 36–Hanuman gives Ramas signet ring to Sita

Chapter 37–Hanuman requesting Sita to come along with him to Rama

Chapter 38–Sita told the history of Kagasuran

Chapter 39–Hanuman Consoling Sita

Chapter 40–Hanuman consoling Sita (Continued..)

Chapter 41–Hanuman Destroying ashoka garden

Chapter 42–Hanuman killing Kinkaras

Chapter 43 – Hanuman Destroying Palatial mansion

Chapter 44–The murder of Jambumali

Chapter 45–Killing of Sons of Ministers

Chapter 46–Killing of the Army chiefs

Chapter 47–Ravanas Son AkshaKumara gets killed

Chapter 48–Hanuman bounded by Brahmastra

Chapter 49 : Hanuman Observing Ravana

Chapter 50–Prahastha enquiring Hanuman

Chapter 51–Hanumans advice to Ravana

Chapter 52–Vibhishana Convincing Ravana against giving Death sentence to Hanuman

Chapter 53 : Keeping fire to Hanumans tail

Chapter 54–Hanuman burning the City of Lanka–Lanka Dhagan

Chapter 55–Hanuman doubts if Sita is dead in fire

Chapter 56 – Hanuman bidding good bye to Sita

Chapter 57- Hanuman Crossed the Sea.

Chapter 58–Hanuman describing his journey to Vanaras

Chapter 59 : Hanuman discussing next steps with Vanaras

Chapter 60–Angada and Jambhava expressing their opinions

Chapter 61–Vanaras entering Madhuvana

Chapter 62–Vanaras fighting with the guards

Chapter 63– Dadimukha complains to Sukrivan about the vanaras behavior

Chapter 64–Hanuman and Vanaras coming to Sukrivas place

Chapter 65–Hanuman narrating his meeting with Sita and handing over the head jewel

Chapter 66–Ram getting worried after seeing the head jewel

Chapter 67–Sitas message

Chapter 68–Sitas Conversation .. Continued.

Yudha Gandam–Coronation of Rama (Ramar Pattabhishekam)–Preparation.

Coronation of Lord Ram (Ram Pattabhishekam).

2 thoughts on “SundaraKandam”

  1. DEERENDAR SINGH. said:

    AS THE CHAPTER 64 IS MISSING AND CHAPTER 63 IS IN PLACE OF 64 TWICE PLEASE CORRECT THE CHAPTER 64 AND THANK U VERY MUCH FOR MAKING THIS WONDERFUL SUNDARA KANDA AVAILABLE ONLINE.

  2. Thanks much for pointing it out. The link is corrected now.

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