Starting June 24th
, another significant chapter unfolds on the Ramayan
with the appearance of the mighty Hanuman!
This epic story unravels the strong bond between the mighty, yet humble monkey deity and Lord Ram
. Stories of Hanumanís love, devotion, selfless service, knowledge, power and strength are revealed on NDTV Imagineís Ramayan, starting June 24th at 9:30 p.m.!
While Lord Ram
and Lakshman look for Sita who has been abducted by the demon king Ravan, their search brings them to the vicinity of the mountain Rishyamukha, where the monkey king Sugriva lives with his followers. Having seen them in his territory, Sugriva sends Hanuman to ascertain their identities. Hanuman approaches the two brothers in the disguise of a Brahmin but soon realizes that Ram
is none other than his revered master. Thereafter, Hanuman's life becomes interwoven inextricably with that of Ram
. Hanuman then brings about a friendship and alliance between Ram
and Sugriva. When Sugriva realizes that Ram
is Lord Vishnu in a mortal avatar, he and his followers become his devotees. While Ram
helps Sugriva regain his honor and makes him king of Kishkindha, Sugriva and his vanaras, most notably Hanuman, help Ram
defeat Ravan and reunite with Sita.
The strong bond between Shri Ram
and Hanuman is one of the emotional strengths of Ram
ayan. Hanuman becomes the hero of the chapters that narrate the battle between Lord Ram
and Ravan. He is the eternal symbol for mankind of unconditional devotion, faith and love of the devotee for the Lord. The episodes which ensure after the meeting of Ram
and Hanuman are strong in emotional content and are filled with ceaseless special effects as the Monkey lord performs one amazing feat after another! The character of Hanuman will be played by Vikram Sharma. Donít miss the beginning of this vital stage of the Ramayan starting Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 at 9:30 p.m. only on NDTV IMAGINE.