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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Kishkindha Kāṇḍa


Kishkindha Kanda (The Book of the monkey Kingdom) is the fourth book of the Valmiki Ramayana, which is one of the two great epic poems of India, the other being the Mahabharata. The book consists of 67 sargas (sometimes translated as chapters or cantos) of Sanskrit verse.

The kishkindha kanda is set in the monkey citadel Kishkindha. Rama and Lakshmana meet Hanuman, the greatest of monkey heroes and an adherent of Sugriva, the banished pretender to the throne of kishkindha. Rama befriends Sugriva and helps him by killing his elder brother Vali thus regaining the kingdom of Kiskindha, in exchange for helping Rama to recover Sita. However Sugriva soon forgets his promise and spend’s his time in debauchery. The clever monkey queen Tara, second wife of Sugriva (initially wife of Vali), calmly intervenes to prevent an enraged Lakshmana from destroying the monkey citadel. She then eloquently convinces Sugriva to honour his pledge. Sugriva then sends search parties to the four corners of the earth, only to return without success from north, east and west. The southern search party under the leadership of Angad and Hanuman learns from a vulture named Sampati that Sita was taken to Lanka.

S.NoChaptersNo of Slokas
1Chapter 1130
2Chapter 229
3Chapter 339
4Chapter 435
5Chapter 531
6Chapter 627
7Chapter 725
8Chapter 846
9Chapter 926
10Chapter 1035
11Chapter 1193
12Chapter 1242
13Chapter 1330
14Chapter 1422
15Chapter 1531
16Chapter 1639
17Chapter 1754
18Chapter 1866
19Chapter 1928
20Chapter 2026
21Chapter 2116
22Chapter 2232
23Chapter 2330
24Chapter 2444
25Chapter 2554
26Chapter 2642
27Chapter 2748
28Chapter 2866
29Chapter 2933
30Chapter 3085
31Chapter 3151
32Chapter 3222
33Chapter 3366
34Chapter 3419
35Chapter 3523
36Chapter 3620
37Chapter 3737
38Chapter 3834
39Chapter 3944
40Chapter 4071
41Chapter 4149
42Chapter 4258
43Chapter 4362
44Chapter 4417
45Chapter 4517
46Chapter 4624
47Chapter 4714
48Chapter 4824
49Chapter 4922
50Chapter 5041
51Chapter 5119
52Chapter 5232
53Chapter 5327
54Chapter 5422
55Chapter 5523
56Chapter 5624
57Chapter 5719
58Chapter 5837
59Chapter 5929
60Chapter 6021
61Chapter 6117
62Chapter 6215
63Chapter 6315
64Chapter 6422
65Chapter 6535
66Chapter 6638
67Chapter 6749


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