crowned King of Lanka in a magnificent ceremony. The new Lord of Lanka came out to the
Vaanara camp and bowed low before Raama.
Then Raama said to Hanumaan: "With the King's permission, enter Lanka and
tell Seeta what has happened." Hanumaan accordingly took permission from Vibheeshana
and went to Asoka Vana to convey the news to Seeta.
Seeta's joy was beyond words. She was
"Why, mother," asked Hanumaan,
"why do you not speak?"
"What is there to say, my son?"
she answered. "How can I repay my debt to you? Your wisdom, your valour, your
prowess, your patience, your humility are all your own. None in the world can equal
you." As she said this, her eyes filled with tears of gratitude and affection.