Back among his own kind, Hanuman had a gripping story to tell. The vanaras were jubilant that the mission had succeeded.
Hanuman gave Rama an account of all that had happened in the island of Lanka. He gave Rama the crest-jewel and the message he had brought from Sita.
At the sight of the jewel, thoughts of Sita surged in Rama’s mind and he was again overcome by grief.
Rama thanked Hanuman for his great service and said he was sorry that in his present condition he could not reward him well.