Sundarkand Paath | Members Statement

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan): This year Sundarkand Paath, the live musical recitation of the fifth chapter of Shree Ram Charit Manas, was organised at several places in Melbourne to commemorate the Hanuman Janamotsav. It was a pleasure to participate in the Sundarkand Paath organised in Werribee by Mittal Ruparelia from the Dharma & Raaga organisation, which was attended by hundreds of devotees. I was also pleased to attend Sundarkand Paath from Shri Ashwinkumar Pathak ji, which was organised in Hoppers Crossing by Utpal Patel. The Sundarkand Paath was followed by Aarti, and the Mahaprasad was enjoyed by all devotees.

Sundarkand forms the heart of Valmiki’s Ramayana and consists of a detailed and vivid account of Hanuman’s journey from Kishkindha to Lanka in his quest to find Mata Sita, the wife of Lord Rama. It depicts the adventures of Hanuman ji and his selflessness, strength and devotion to Lord Rama. It also highlights his knowledge, wisdom, and skill. The significance and importance of Sundarkand lie in the life lessons it provides. It teaches how one can win over every difficulty and unfortunate situation in life if one decides to do so. It also fetches one the blessings of not just Hanuma ji but of Lord Shri Ram as well. Jay Siya Ram. Jay Hanuman.