In the previous episode we witnessed that Hanuman successfully defeats Lankini who is the presiding deity of the city of Lanka. She was protecting Lanka from all the directions and to check if any intruders are entering the city from any corner. While Hanuman was successfully defeating her, we learnt a very important leadership lesson that leaders at ay situation should remain calm and composed. If leaders get angry and panicked, it might be a morale booster for the opposition and can easily be able to defeat them. This is exactly the strategy that Hanuman followed. He tries to irritate Lankini to the maximum, thus making her angry to the core! The moment her anger went out of control, it was very easy for Hanuman to defeat her – With just one blow on her head!
As Lankini was defeated, she blesses him of success in his mission of searching for Sita in Lanka. Boosted with confidence, Hanuman now enters into Lanka. He was simply unstoppable at that moment and his self-confidence knew no bounds! His motivation levels were extremely high too. He was very confident that he would be able to find Sita quite easily. Was the search mission as easy as he thought? Let’s find out from today!
As Hanuman enters Lanka, he was astonished with the huge and vibrant city! He was astounded with the innumerable number of forts, palaces, houses, roads, gardens, lakes, forests, etc. For a moment he was perplexed as to where to begin the search operation! Thus, Hanuman starts going into each of the houses, palaces, etc. one by one in search of Sita. As mentioned before, Hanuman is searching the city in such a way that he goes unnoticed by anyone!
“Sadadaa tathgruham drushtvaa mahaa hataka thoranam!
Praakaramrutha marthyantham dadarshacha mahaa kapihi!!”
Thus, Hanuman starts to search each fort, each palace, each house, each road, each garden… Wherever he goes, he is able to see the amount of richness and wealth that the citizens of Lanka were enjoying. He was surprised with all of that and proceeds with his search. He was able to see the Raakshasaas enjoying their nighttime with drinks, with women and with all other things that would give immense joy. The entire city was full of vibrance and joy on all four directions.
Crossing all of this, Hanuman comes up to the all-important palace of the great king Raavana. It was a huge and an unimaginable palace by human beings with all its beauty and shine. Innumerable Raakshasaas guarded it heavily on all sides. Hanuman was thinking as to how to enter inside the palace. As he enters successfully inside the palace, he starts searching each and every room and every garden. He was astonished with the amount of richness the palace possessed! He was sure that no other palace in the world was as rich as Ravana’s.
“Sa ni kaamam vimaaneshu vicharam kaama roopadhrik!
Sachaara hanumaanstathra raavanasya sameepathaha!!”
As Hanuman passes through the length and breadth of the palace, Hanuman spots a very beautiful “Vimaana” (An object that can fly in the air). He soon realized that this was the “Pushpaka Vimaana” that Ravana used to abduct Sita from Panchavati. Hence he has a look at the Vimaana angrily and starts to search further!
For Hanuman, now it is proving that the search operation was not as easy as he thought initially! As he searches on and on, he slowly has lot of doubts in his mind. What were the doubts? How did he handle them? Did he continue the search further, or did he give it up mid-way? The action continues in the next episode, with few extremely important lessons for modern-day leadership and management! 🙂