Sugreeva gave orders to his army. "Seeta must anyhow be discovered, No
matter where she is hidden, you can and must find her. Within a month you must
return with news of her."
And the army swarmed out like ants from an
ant-hill and spread in the four directions.
Satabali and his army proceeded northwards.
Vinata went east, Sushena westwards, Hanumaan, Angada and General Taara travelled
All were equally enthusiastic and equally
eager to catch and kill Raavana and redeem Seeta, Each group was anxious to be
first to return with success. There was tumultuous rivalry.
Raama enquired of Sugreeva: "You
describe every quarter and region of the earth like one who has seen the whole world with
his own eyes. How and when did you see it all?"