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The Ramayana and the Mahabharata are two most important epics of Ancient India. The Ramayana is the older of the two and was authored by Maharishi Valmiki at the instance of Sage Narada.

The Word – Ramayana – means life-story of Rama. The original work was in Sanskrit, though later on, Saint Tulsi Das wrote it n Hindi poetry under the title Ramcharitmanas. Our series is, however, based on the original Sanskrit Text.

This epic is divided into seven units – each unit forming as episode by itself. These episodes are as under:Valmiki Ramayana

1. The Childhood Episode
2. The Ayodhya Episode
3. The Forest Episode
4. The Kishkindha Episode
5. The Fascinating Episode
6. The Lanka Episode
7. The Concluding Episode

In south India, Kamban wrote the Ramayana in Tamil while Kirtivasa wrote it in Bengali. As remarked by Saint Narada, the Ramayana came to be a sacred book. People study it with deep devotion and reverence not only in India but in some countries of the Far East too.

The Ramayana is a guidebook, a sacred text, an inspiring scripture for every man in all lands, whatever his creed or condition might be. It imparts poise, balance, equanimity, inner strength and peace. Peace is the best treasure, without it power, authority, fame and fortune are all dry and burdensome. Because of its highly lesson-giving ideals, the Ramayana has been serving as a light-house for the people of India. Its ideals of true family-relationships, dutifulness, purity in thinking, tolerance and virtue are working a wonder even today in the face of polluting western influences which are more concerned with materialism than with noble values

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Ramayana being cyclical and not linear. It never ends. At the very end of Ramayana, after Sita descended and returned to her mother Earth . Ram was disheartened The people of Ayodhya watched their Ram caress the grass for a long time, stoic and serene as ever and not a teardrop in his eyes. The people wanted to fall at his feet and...
We have all had sleepless nights. But nobody ever thought of insomnia as a super power. Right? When the eldest Prince of Ayodhya was banished to the forest for fourteen years, his younger brother followed him. He served his elder and his wife with devotion, not even taking a blink of sleep during the period of their exile. When Sita was...
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Maharishi Valmiki described the pastimes of Rama in great detail. He was a siddha mahatma, a realized soul. Popular stories say that in his previous life he was a dacoit, and he used to kill people for his living. One time he met Narada Rsi and, by that meeting, his heart was transformed and he became a sadhu. According...
When Saint Valmiki was talking about Lav and Kush, Sita chanced to come there. Seeing her, Bharata, Lakshmana and Shatrughna bowed low before her. Their joy knew no bounds indeed. Rama too was overjoyed to see her but he remained apparently serene for fear of ill-talk. Saint Valmiki saw through the whole affair and he said, “Oh descendant of Raghu,...
When Shatrughna saw Lav and Kush, he was moved with pity. He advised them, “Children! Shed your rage and return our horse. I shall be grateful to you.” Both the brothers asked him, “Your majesty! Who are you and where is your capital? Why are you roaming in the forests with your army? Why did you leave this horse and...
Rama gave rich gifts to all the Vanaras when they were about to leave Ayodhya after his coronation. Everybody was ready to leave but seeing Hanuman hesitating, Sugreeva asked him, “Are you not going with us?” “My Lord! Would you permit me to stay here and serve Rama?” asked Hanuman with folded hands. “You pose to be more attached to...
News of Meghanada’s fall in the battle-field incited Ravana’s rage to the maximum and he himself marched to the battle-field. The Vanara army was rejoicing at their success at the time. It was Vibhishana who gave th good news of Meghanada’s fall to Rama first of all. He told Rama, “Your brother Lakshmana has killed Meghanada.” When Ravana came to...
Hanuman informed Rama of Sita’s plight and said, “My Lord! Sita wants that her honour can be kept up only if you yourself kill Ravana and rescue her.” “Hanuman! I shall march on Lanka and put Ravana to death without much delay.” Saying so, Ram sent for Sugreeva and asked him to start preparations for making war on Ravana. Hearing Ram’s...
Hanuman was flying fast across the sea when suddenly a mountain peak emerged from the sea and stood as a barrier across his way. Hanuman got enraged and gave a fierce blow to the peak. As soon as he struck at the peak, a human face appeared out of it. Hanuman was a very astonished to see this face...
Rama and Lakshmana resumed their journey and after crossing the Pampa Lake, they came to Mount Rishyamook. All of a sudden, a Brahmana appeared before them and spoke in a very humble voice, “You look strangers in this region. Where do you hail from?” “Why do you want to know our identity, O Brahmana? After all what do you ain...

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