~ 88. Paths Cross ~


But Sugriva was no longer king of the monkeys in Kishkindha. Vali, his brother, had exiled Sugriva and had taken Sugriva's wife.
Sugriva fled to Rishyamukha Hill, the only place he was safe from Vali, and Hanuman was among the loyal monkeys who followed Sugriva.
One day, Sugriva and Hanuman saw a flying chariot racing across the sky, and they heard a woman screaming. 
"Go investigate," Sugriva said to Hanuman.
Hanuman returned with the jewelry that he found on the ground. "She must have thrown this down for us as a sign," Hanuman told Sugriva. "I wonder who she is."


Inspired by: Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana by Devdutt Pattanaik
Notes: This story is on p. 157 of the book. In Valmiki's Ramayana, this is the Aranya Kanda (Book 3), sarga 54 and then later the Kishkindha Kanda (Book 4), sarga 6, from Sugriva's point view.

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