Ramayana, Sundara Kanda Resitl

Ramayana, Sundara Kanda Resitl

The original Sundara Kanda is in Sanskrit and was composed by Valmiki, who was the first to scripturally record the Ramayana. Sundara Kanda is the only chapter of the Ramayana in which the hero is not Rama, but rather Hanuman. Hanuman’s selflessness, strength, and devotion to Rama are emphasized in the text. Hanuman was fondly called Sundara by his mother Anjani and Sage Valmiki chose this name over others as this kanda deals mainly with Hanuman’s journey to Lanka. Other versions of the Sundara Kanda exist in other languages as well, for instance in Awadhi, the language in which the saint Tulsidas wrote the Ramacharitamanas. The Shri Ramacharitamanas was written much later than Valmiki’s Ramayana, in 16th century. An earlier Tamil version, Ramavataram, by Kambar is also a prevalent text among the Shri Vaishnava and Smartha Brahmins in South India.

Benefits of Ramayan Sundarkand Recital:

Parvatidevi asked: – “ Oh, God of all beings, I would very much love to know from you, the greatness of Sundara Kanda in detail.” Shri Parameshwara replied: – “I would summarize the greatness of Sundara Kanda for you, because to tell in detail, only the great Lord Ramachandra is capable. Similar to the fact that God Rama is the greatest among Devas, similar to the fact that Kalpaga tree is greatest among trees, similar to the fact that the Kousthubha gem is greatest among gems, in Ramayana, Sundara Kanda is the greatest chapter. By reading or listening to Sundara Kanda with devotion, all the wishes are fulfilled, all dangers will vanish, all diseases will be cured and all types of wealth will grow. Especially it is the greatest panacea for those who suffer from great diseases. Even diseases like tuberculosis, Leprosy and epilepsy, which cannot be cured by even divine medicines, would be cured completely by reading Sundara Kanda 68 times by the grace of Lord Ramachandra.

1 .Salvation can be achieved
2. Effect of attack of devils, ghosts, spirits can be warded off
3.To get rid of dullness of brain
4.To get rid of the sin of having affair with some one else’s wife
5.To get permanent wealth and happiness
6.To get rid of bad dreams
7.To get good behavior
8.To rejoin with lost relatives
9.To get rid of impending danger
10.To get pardon from God for insult done to him knowingly and unknowingly
11. To win over enemies
12.To become just and charitable
13. For improvement of assets like house, land etc
14. To get peace and happiness
15. To get perennial happiness and to attain God
16.To get what one wishes
17. To realize God and to become one capable of sweet words