Rama goes to the monkey capital of Kishk+¡ndha to seek help in finding Sita, and meets H+ínuman, the greatest of the monkey heroes. There are two claimants for the monkey throne, Valin and Sugr+¡va; Rama helps Sugr+¡va win the throne, and in return Sugr+¡va promises to help in the search for Sita. The monkey hordes set out in every direction to scour the world, but without success until an old vulture tells them she is in Lanka. H+ínuman promises to leap over the ocean to Lanka to pursue the search.
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