There are many gods we worship for their divinity and powers in Hinduism. But there is only one god - Lord Hanuman, who is known for his unwavered faith and selfless devotion to Lord Rama. Sundarkand Paath is a recitation of one of the seven sections of Ramayana that depict and describe Lord Hanuman’s devotion along with stories of valour, wisdom, faith and strength. The literal translation of Sundarkand is a ‘Beautiful Story’. Penned by Saint Tulsidas Goswami in a collection of Chopais – religious poetry, it narrates all of Lord Hanuman’s endeavours including the epic journey across the ocean to Lanka to convey Lord Rama’s message to Devi Sita.
Sundarkand truly captures how Lord Hanuman overcame all adversities to successfully find Sita and created havoc in golden city of Lanka by burning it down to ashes. This is why Lord Hanuman is also known as Sankatmochan. Hence, Sunderkand is chanted for number of reasons – be it seeking ease from difficulties of life; overcome opponents or enemies or simply as reverence to the Mighty Lord Hanuman.
It is believed that if a person worships Lord Rama, he or she would invariably gain Lord Hanuman’s blessing without asking. Sundarkand is a recited to remember, celebrate and praise Lord Hanuman’s devotion and unquestioned faith in Lord Rama and the adventures he undertook to prove it.
Reciting Sundarkand is believed to bear the same benefits as that of reciting Hanuman Chalisa. Chanting Sundarkand dohas is also equivalent to reading the whole Ramayana. Even a sinful person can attain moksha if he recites Sundarkand Path wholeheartedly. Reciting Sundarkand creates positive aura around among other benefits listed below:
Sundarkand is rendered as a conversation between Devi Parvati and Lord Shiva, who sermonises and praises Lord Hanuman’s courage and devotion. In this dialogue, Lord Shiva also shares that it is Jambavan who reminds Lord Hanuman of his mighty powers and urges him to undertake the arduous journey across the ocean to search for Devi Sita who was abducted by Ravana.
Lord Shiva also narrates another story of Kanchipuram which was ruled by King Vamsankara of Chola Dynasty. The king was charitable and righteous who was loved by the people of his kingdom. However he did not have any children. Once he met a sage at Temple Kamakshy and pleaded to help him. The sage then unveiled the truth that in previous birth the King was a Brahmin priest in Rameshwaram, and he did not allow his daughter to join her husband and become a mother. this is why he is deprived of children in this birth. With the sage’s blessings and after offering penance, the King and his wife were blessed with a son Balachandra, who grew up to be learned and able man and succeeded the King.
However he fell sick to the deathly disease of Tuberculosis. The king again seeked the sage’s help who said that in his previous birth Balachandra stole the offerings of Lord Rama to enjoy his life. He advised him to recite Sundarkand for 68 days with proper Vidhi and offerings to Lord Rama and Lord Hanuman. Balachandra dutifully offered reverence and chanted Sundarkand as guided and was cured of the deadly disease.
There are mantras which can be recited for specific benefits. Some of the main ones are:
PRANAU PAVANKUMAR KHAL BAN PAVAK GYANAGHANA | JASU HRDAYA AGARA BASAHI RAMA SARA CAPA DHARA ||
NAAM PAHARU DIVAS NISI DHYANA TUMHARA KAPAAT |
LOCHANA NIJ PADA JANNTRITRA JAHI PRANA KEHI BAAT ||
PRABISHI NAGAR KIJE SAB KAJA |
HRADYA RAKHI KAUSHALPUR RAJA ||
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