Episode 234 – Hanuman consoles Mother Sita!!!

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In the previous episode we had witnessed that Hanuman has handed over Rama’s ring to Sita. Upon seeing the ring in her hand but in the absence of Rama, Sita is both happy as well as sad at the same time. As a result, she laughs and cries at the same time! Hanuman couldn’t understand what is going on really in Sita’s mind, and after a few minutes he asks Sita for the reason of this peculiar expression.

As Sita starts to talk to Hanuman, her eyes are full of tears and her voice shows the amount of emotions that run in her! She says, “Oh Hanuman! I’ve never seen another person in this world who can be as smart and brilliant as you! How on earth would I be able to describe your unique intelligence? You had come all the way to Lanka and moreover, searched this heavily guarded city without being noticed by anybody! This is highly impossible for any other person except you! With you in front of me, I’m feeling safe and secured. You’ve brought back a smile in my face after almost ten months! I’m just waiting to see Rama’s face with all my eagerness and desperation. It is Rama who has to come and take me out of this immense suffering! I cannot withstand this torture from Ravana any more. When you go back to Rama, please tell him all that I’m undergoing here. Make him motivated to come over to Lanka, fight Ravana, kill him and take me to Ayodhya!”

Upon listening to this from Sita, Hanuman replies back, “Oh Mother Sita! You know what? Without seeing you, Rama and Lakshmana are extremely sad and weeping all the time. However, both the brothers are undertaking all the preparations to invade Lanka. It is just a matter of time now. Anyway, I’ve seen and spotted you now. So from this point, please realize that all your sufferings have come to an end. You are going to see Rama very soon. You are going to see all the Vaanaras (headed by Sugriva) and the two brothers in Lanka city, invading Lanka and killing Ravana. Oh Mother! Please do not cry! The world cannot tolerate the tears coming from your eyes! Please have some more patience till I go back to meet Rama and explain all the happenings here to him!”

Hearing this from Hanuman, Sita looks at him with all her merciful and beauty in her eyes! She blesses Hanuman with all the success in completing his mission successfully. However, she wasn’t able to let Hanuman start off from that place. She didn’t have the heart to let Hanuman go! She again says, Oh Hanuman! If you are feeling tired, you may stay here for a day or two. You may look for a place, which might not be accessible for anybody to find you and stay there. Until I saw you, I was experiencing immense troubles. However, after seeing you for all these minutes, I had forgotten all of them. Now if you leave, all those troubles and tortures would start tormenting me again! What will I do? Why am I experiencing so much of ordeals in my life?” Saying thus, Sita begins to cry bitterly.

Upon seeing Sita cry, Hanuman too couldn’t hold back his tears. However, he once again consoles Mother Sita by saying, “Oh Mother of the universe! It is with your grace that the world is functioning smoothly! If you start shedding tears like this, the world cannot withstand. Your troubles have come to an end by this minute. Please trust me! We are all with you. Rama and Lakshmana are with you! Can there be a person in this world who is as good as Rama? Show me one person on this world who can equal Lakshmana in terms of his sacrifice and valor! Both the invincible brothers are on their way to see you. Oh Mother! Please do not shed tears! For the sake of your beloved son Hanuman, please have the confidence. You are not going to be in Lanka for long. Please trust me. Now tell me what should I convey to Rama and Lakshmana when I see them? What do you want me to tell them?”

Hearing this from Hanuman, Sita shares some intimate instances that happened between Rama and herself. She asks Hanuman to narrate these instances to Rama when he meets him. She says to Hanuman that these instances would make Rama cry and long for me even more.

Saying thus, Sita starts her narration. What are those instances that Sita is going to narrate? Let’s wait till the next episode to witness them!

Published by Dr. Jeayaram

Holds a PhD in Management Psychology from Universite Paris Saclay, Paris, France. Also an Asst. Professor of Human Resources management at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Kerala, India. A professional South Indian classical musician (singer) performing concerts. Through this blog, I'm trying to bring out the richness of Indian culture & values and I request your support and feedbacks in making this humble effort a success!!

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