Ans. The entire army was called upon which had lakhs of monkeys and bears. They were divided into four groups and sent to different directions as nobody knew where Sita was. The best guess was the Southern direction and therefore Hanuman was in this group. Ram gave a ring to Hanuman telling him that if he finds Sita, he must give it to her and she would know who he is. After the rainy season was over the quest began.