Having slain Bali, it was time to crown Sugreeva king of Kishkindha. On his correction there were celebrations all around, but for Rama and Laxmana the days of grief had only begun.
Sugreva became so absorbed in the revelry that he nearly forgot his promise to Rama. Hanuman reminded his master of his commitement and sent out generals to all corners to begin the search for Sita.
Dividing his men into groups led by his generals, Hanuman, Neela , Angad, and Jambavan, Sugreeva gave them a month's time to finish their search and come back with the news of Sita's whereabouts.
Having full faith in Hanuman, Rama gave his ring to him and said, "when you meet Sita give her the ring and say that you are my messenger."