Rama gives ring to Hanuma as a memorabilia enabling Seetha to recognise Hanuma without dismay. Sugreeva holds Hanuma’s capabilities very high and reposes full confidence in him for locating Seetha. On seeing Sugreeva assigning the task to Hanuma, Rama perceives that Hanuma alone can achieve results and thus hands over his ring to Hanuma. Then Hanuma starts on the expedition with others.
विशेषेण तु सुग्रीवो हनूमति अर्थम् उक्तवान् |
स हि तस्मिन् हरि श्रेष्ठे निश्चितार्थो अर्थ साधने || ४-४४-१
sa hi tasmin hari shreShThe nishcitaartho artha saadhane || 4-44-1
Show Description: Sloka 4.44.1
Sugreeva expressly broached the topic of searching Seetha with Hanuma, as Sugreeva is decidedly determined about Hanuma, because that best one among monkeys, namely Hanuma, alone is decidedly the achiever of purpose. [4-44-1]
By the word visheSeNa it is observed that Sugreeva purposefully instructed Hanuma that Rama is Vishnu’s in human form as said at:
vaayu putra samiipam tu gatvaa tam vaakyam abraviit | shR^iNu mat vacanam viira hanumaan maaruta aatmaja | ayam ikShvaaku daayaado raajaa raamaH prataapavaan | sarva aatmaa sarva lokesho vishNuH maanuSha ruupa dhR^it | – nR^isimha puraaNa; ‘on nearing Air-god’s son Sugreeva spoke, ‘oh, Hanuma listen to my saying, he this Rama, the valorous scion of Ikshvaku, is the Cosmic Soul and Vishnu in human form…’ Nrisimha Puraana.
अब्रवीत् च हनूमंतम् विक्रंतम् अनिल आत्मजम् |
सुग्रीवः परम प्रीतः प्रभुः सर्व वन ओकसाम् || ४-४४-२
sugriivaH parama priitaH prabhuH sarva vana okasaam || 4-44-2
Show Description: Sloka 4.44.2
The king of all the residents of forest Sugreeva is well pleased to pick and choose Hanuma for the purpose, and spoke to the venturesome son of Air-god, Hanuma. [4-44-2] .
न भूमौ न अंतरिक्षे वा न अंबरे न अमर आलये |
न अप्सु वा गति संगम् ते पश्यामि हरि पुम्गव || ४-४४-३
na apsu vaa gati sa.ngam te pashyaami hari pumgava || 4-44-3
Show Description: Sloka 4.44.3
“Oh, foremost monkey, Hanuma, I do not foresee any impediment in your transit on land where homogenous enemies will usually obstruct one another, or in high skies where there is no foothold, thus only birds and clouds hover there, or in the wild blue yonder where celestial bodies alone gravitate at random, nor in waters where there is no underwater movement for earthly beings, nor in the heaven, the abodes of immortals, where those immortals will not allow mortals like us to meander as we like. [4-44-3] .
स असुराः सह गंधर्वाः स नाग नर देवताः |
विदिताः सर्व लोकाः ते स सागर धरा धराः || ४-४४-४
viditaaH sarva lokaaH te sa saagara dharaa dharaaH || 4-44-4
Show Description: Sloka 4.44.4
“All the worlds that contain demons, gandharva-s, naaga-s, humans, gods, and the oceans and mountains therein are known to you. [4-44-4] .
गतिः वेगः च तेजः च लाघवम् च महाकपे |
पितुः ते सदृशम् वीर मारुतस्य महा ओजसः || ४-४४-५
pituH te sadR^isham viira maarutasya mahaa ojasaH || 4-44-5
Show Description: Sloka 4.44.5
“With your unusual mobility, unstoppable celerity, unremitting vivacity, and untold ability you are identical to your father Maaruti, the Air-god of marvelling dynamism. [4-44-5] .
तेजसा वा अपि ते भूतम् न समम् भुवि विद्यते |
तत् यथा लभ्यते सीता तत् त्वम् एव अनुचिंतय || ४-४४-६
tat yathaa labhyate siitaa tat tvam eva anuci.ntaya || 4-44-6
Show Description: Sloka 4.44.6
“Or even by your radiancy none on earth is coming to mind who can be a coequal of yours, thereby you alone shall think about that process as to how to access Seetha. [4-44-6] .
त्वयि एव हनुमन् अस्ति बलम् बुद्धिः पराक्रमः |
देश काल अनुवृत्तिः च नयः च नय पण्डित || ४-४४-७
desha kaala anuvR^ittiH ca nayaH ca naya paNDita || 4-44-7
Show Description: Sloka 4.44.7
“Oh, Hanuma, in you alone there are brawniness, astuteness and venturesomeness, and oh, ethicist, you conduct yourself in abidance with time, place and ethicality.” Thus Sugreeva said to Hanuma. [4-44-7] .
ततः कार्य समासंगम् अवगम्य हनूमति |
विदित्वा हनुमन्तम् च चिन्तयामास राघवः || ४-४४-८
viditvaa hanumantam ca cintayaamaasa raaghavaH || 4-44-8
Show Description: Sloka 4.44.8
Raghava started pondaration when he is cognisant of the entrustment of the task to Hanuma and on cognising Hanuma as an efficient cause. [4-44-8] .
सर्वथा निश्चित अर्थो अयम् हनूमति हरि ईश्वरः |
निश्चित अर्थतरः च अपि हनूमान् कार्य साधने || ४-४४-९
nishcita arthataraH ca api hanuumaan kaarya saadhane || 4-44-9
Show Description: Sloka 4.44.9
“This king of monkeys, Sugreeva, is anywise definitive in his resolve reposed in Hanuma, and Hanuma is definitely resolute in achieving the task. [4-44-9] .
तत् एवम् प्रस्थितस्य अस्य परिज्ञातस्य कर्मभिः |
भर्त्रा परिगृहीतस्य ध्रुवः कार्य फलोदयः || ४-४४-१०
bhartraa parigR^ihiitasya dhruvaH kaarya phalodayaH || 4-44-10
Show Description: Sloka 4.44.10
“By that reason Hanuma must have good track record of the tasks he accomplished earlier, besides, he is specifically chosen by his king. As such, this Hanuma will certainly bring task to fruition.
“This Sugreeva is well-aware of each individual’s accomplishments and hence he specifically chose Hanuma, and Hanuma who is now transiting must be individually well-known for accomplishment of any task assigned to him. Hence the fruition of the task is certain.” Thus, Rama pondered. [4-44-10] .
तम् समीक्ष्य महातेजा व्यवसायोत्तरम् हरिम् |
कृतार्थ इव संहृष्टः प्रहृष्ट इन्द्रिय मानसः || ४-४४-११
kR^itaartha iva saMhR^iShTaH prahR^iShTa indriya maanasaH || 4-44-11
Show Description: Sloka 4.44.11
On perusing Hanuma who is the ablest one in his endeavours, the highly resplendent Rama is immensely delighted, and his heart and senses are elated as if his purpose has been achieved. [4-44-11] .
ददौ तस्य ततः प्रीतः स्व नामांक उपशोभितम् |
अंगुलीयम् अभिज्ञानम् राजपुत्र्याः परंतपः || ४-४४-१२
a.nguliiyam abhij~naanam raajaputryaaH para.ntapaH || 4-44-12
Show Description: Sloka 4.44.12
Then that enemy-inflamer Rama happily gave his ring that is shining forth with his own name engraved as sign to Hanuma, as a remembrancer for princess Seetha. [4-44-12]
When Rama shed all his regalia while coming to forests how he kept a ring on his finger, and when Angada is there as troop leader why this ring is given to Hanuma – are the debated topics. Please refer to the endnote.
अनेन त्वाम् हरिश्रेष्ठ चिह्नेन जनकाअत्मजा |
मत् सकाशात् अनुप्राप्तम् अनुद्विग्ना अनुपश्यति || ४-४४-१३
mat sakaashaat anupraaptam anudvignaa anupashyati || 4-44-13
Show Description: Sloka 4.44.13
“By this emblematic ring, oh, best monkey, Janaka’s daughter Seetha identifies you to have reached her from my proximity, without apprehension. [4-44-13] .
व्यवसायः च ते वीर सत्त्व युक्तः च विक्रमः |
सुग्रीवस्य च संदेशः सिद्धिम् कथयति इव मे || ४-४४-१४
sugriivasya ca sa.ndeshaH siddhim kathayati iva me || 4-44-14
Show Description: Sloka 4.44.14
“Oh, brave one, your enthusiasm, vital-force combined with your venturesomeness, and also the message of Sugreeva to you, are as if heralding achievement to me.” Thus, Rama spoke to Hanuma while giving his ring. [4-44-14] .
स तत् गृह्य हरिश्रेष्ठः स्थाप्य मूर्ध्नि कृतांजलिः |
वन्दित्वा चरणौ चैव प्रस्थितः प्लवगर्षभः || ४-४४-१५
vanditvaa caraNau caiva prasthitaH plavagarShabhaH || 4-44-15
Show Description: Sloka 4.44.15
On taking the ring that foremost monkey Hanuma kept it on his own head, and making palm-fold he reverenced the feet of Rama, and then that noteworthy monkey started off. [4-44-15] .
स तत् प्रकर्षन् हरिणाम् महत् बलम्
बभूव वीरः पवनात्मजः कपिः |
गत अंबुदे व्योम्नि विशुद्ध मण्डलः
शशी इव नक्षत्र गणोपशोभितः || ४-४४-१६
babhuuva viiraH pavanaatmajaH kapiH |
gata aMbude vyomni vishuddha maNDalaH
shashii iva nakShatra gaNopashobhitaH || 4-44-16
Show Description: Sloka 4.44.16
That brave monkey-son of Air-god leapt to sky along with that massive force of monkeys as if he is hauling them up, and he who is brightened by monkeys around him on the skyscape appeared like the moon in a very clear lunar sphere on a cloudless sky brightened by clusters of stars around. [4-44-16] .
अतिबल बलम् आश्रितः तव अहम्
हरि वर विक्रम विक्रमैः अनल्पैः |
पवन सुत यथा अधिगम्यते सा
जनक सुता हनुमन् तथा कुरुष्व || ४-४४-१७
hari vara vikrama vikramaiH analpaiH |
pavana suta yathaa adhigamyate saa
janaka sutaa hanuman tathaa kuruShva || 4-44-17
Show Description: Sloka 4.44.17
“Oh, highly powerful Hanuma, I rely upon your vivacity, being the best venturesome monkey, oh, son of Air-god, showing your adventures that are not inconsequential you make happen as to how access can be gained to Janaka’s daughter, Seetha.” Thus, Rama shouted at Hanuma flying in the sky. [4-44-17] .
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