Currently I am reading Sundara Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana. In this kanda, there is a sarga/chapter named Trijata Swapnam meaning the dream of the ogre Trijata. She narrates her dream to other ogres and says that she has seen bad omens about Ravana, Kumbhakarna, Indrajeet and Lanka. She says that she has seen good omens about Shree Rama, Lakshmana and Vibheeshana. This dream shows good omens to Sita and bad omens to the entire Rakshasa kula.
But I have a doubt about this shloka in the sarga. The shloka in that sarga is as follows:
वराहेण दशग्रीवः शिंशुमारेण चेन्द्रजित् ||
उष्ट्रेण कुम्भकर्णश्च प्रयाता दक्षिणां दिशम्
Ravana by a pig, Indrajit by a porpoise, Kumbhakarna by a camel set out in southern direction.
We can understand that the pig is not considered as auspicious as it is filthy.
But why is the camel considered to be an inauspicious being? If it is so, then why did Hanuman is said as ushtraroodha meaning one with camel as mount in Hanumat sooktam? As Valmiki Ramayana is authentic, no doubting it. But who is the author of Hanumat sooktam?