In Lanka, Hanuman began his search examining every mansion and scanning every nook and corner. He entered the palace of Ravana and saw therein the Pushpaka Vimana, the magic vimana of Kubera, which could fulfil the desires of those seated on it.
In the private apartment of Ravana, Hanuman beheld Mandodari whom, for an instant, he mistook for Sita. Then, however, he returned to sober thoughts and decided that the lady who was sleeping in that chamber in a carefree and contented manner could not be Sita. Having thus, decided he renewed his search for Sita through the halls.
There he found many ladies as they lay at their ease under the influence of wine and sleep; some lay pillowed upon instruments of music; some lay upon lounges and some upon priceless rugs and carpets – all sunk in the arms of sleep. Maruthi also beheld Ravana, the lord and ruler of the rakshasa empire, lying at his ease in a beautiful couch nearby.