Sugriva and Hanuman See the Chariot

Vali, king of the monkeys, drove his brother Sugriva away, and he took Sugriva's wife, Ruma, for himself. 
Sugriva fled to Rishyamukka Hill, the only place where 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 see what has happened," Sugriva ordered Hanuman.
Hanuman returned with jewelry that he had found on the ground. "She must have thrown this down for us as a sign," Hanuman said to 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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