In the previous episode we witnessed the victorious Hanuman roaring his way back to Mahendragiri Mountains on the northern shore, wherein all the Vaanaras headed by Jaambhavaan and Angada are eagerly waiting with fingers crossed! As Hanuman lands on the shore, all of them gather around him and welcome him warmly. As Hanuman lands, he immediately pays his respect to the senior-most Jaambhavaan. At this juncture we also learnt the significance of “Humility” and why should we always be “Down-to-earth” in our day-to-day life.
Moving on further, Hanuman narrates his entire travel to all the Vaanaras. The moment all of them hear from Hanuman that Mother Sita is safe and secure, their happiness knew no bounds! All of them start celebrating Hanuman’s victorious trip! As the celebrations go on, it is now time for all the seniors of the team to get together and discuss the next course of action.
As Hanuman concludes his story, he conveys the most vital information very clearly: Sita is not going to be alive for more than a month! Hanuman says to the Vaanaras, “Oh friends! Let us keep this sternly in mind and accordingly plan the next course of action. As I had to travel from Lanka to this shore, one day is already over. So we still have just 29 more days to go! From this moment onwards, every day, every hour and every minute is crucial for us. We need to carefully plan our strategy and finish off this mission for our Lord Rama! Now I have came here and narrated the whole story to you – Including Ravana’s strengths and weaknesses, Indrajith’s illusionary powers, etc. Now it is upto the seniors in our team to chalk out the next action plan! If all of you say that we should defeat and kill Ravana once and for all, I myself can do it singlehandedly. If this one Hanuman can do wonders, I’m sure that you guys can do much more than what I am capable of! You may all say that we should invade Lanka by ourself at this very moment. You may say that we can defeat Ravana with our combined strength. However, Mother Sita doesn’t wish that. Mother Sita’s wish is that Rama should come to Lanka, fight Ravana, kill him and take her to Ayodhya. In this matter, we should also consider the preferences of Mother Sita and Rama together and act according to their wishes. Now it is upto you guys to take a call!”
Saying thus, Hanuman handed over the stage to others to express their opinions. As Hanuman finishes his accord, Angadha gets up and puts his suggestion on the table. He says, “Oh friends! What I feel in this regard is that, if we now go to Rama and Sugriva by just saying that we found Sita, it would not suffice. Rama might immediately ask us back that if we had found her, why didn’t we bring her along with us? Hence I feel that it would make complete sense only if we take Sita along with us to Rama. All of us have the confidence and the power to kill Ravana easily. Hence what are we waiting for? Let’s invade Lanka now itself and bring Sita along with us!”
As Angadha says thus, Jaambhavaan immediately stands up and puts forward his point of view. He is the most senior person and the most learned amongst all the others in the team. He says, “Oh Angadha! Whatever you had said makes a lot of sense. You are right! However, we’ve to check if this would be Rama and Sita’s wish. We should think and then arrive at a decision. Since this matter is involving Rama and Ravana, it is better that Rama directly deals with Ravana, rather than we dealing with him. I think that the best way forward is to go and tell Sugriva and Rama as to what had happened in Lanka and how Hanuman had successfully seen Sita. Once we appraise these things to Sugriva and Rama, let them decide what to do. If they decide that we should go back and kill Ravana by ourselves, we shall think about this at that time. So for now, let us all go back to Kishkinta and appraise our leaders, the results of our search mission!”
As Jaambhavaan puts forth this opinion, all the Vaanaraas including Hanuman and Angadha appreciate his words. The plan is set. Now all the Vaanaraas are in joy and happiness and they decide to make their way to Kishkinta. All of them are now eager to meet Sugriva and Rama and to tell them their success story!
Where did they go next? Did they directly go to Kishkinta? Or did they go somewhere else? The action continues in the next episode! 🙂