~ 154. Hanuman Goes to the Himalayas ~


"That was Indrajit's Brahmastra," shouted Vibhishana in despair. "I don't know any remedy."
"But I do," said Jambavan the bear. "Hanuman must go to Rishabha Mountain in the Himalayas and bring back the sanjivani herb. Do it now, Hanuman!"
Hanuman leaped into the air and headed north. When he reached Rishabha Mountain, he didn't know how to find the sanjivani, so he tore the mountain from the ground and carried it to Lanka. 
Hanuman flew so fast that the mountain caught fire, and when Rama and Lakshmana inhaled the smoke of the burning herbs, they revived.
Then the war continued.



Inspired by: Valmiki's Ramayana.
Notes: This is the Yuddha Kanda (Book 6), sarga 74.

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