Why read the Ramayana - to know ethical values and for personality development

The story of Ramayana by Sage Valmiki is a work written to inspire previous generations with the goal of building a prosperous society. Ramayana alchemy has also flowed in countries like China, Cambodia, Java, Sumitra, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia. There is no other so widely circulated in the hearts of the people and made its mark in world literature. Hence the Ramayana is not only an epic, but also a unique epic.

Why to read Ramayana

The epic Ramayana can reform human life. A story that will never fade from human hearts. The Ramayana captures many aspects of life such as the affection of mothers, the affection of sons, the attachment of brothers and sisters, and the relationship of husbands and wives. Then there is also the devotion of disciples, the fruit of friendship, the fruit of virtue, the growth of virtue with humility, the growth of wisdom, the sense of compassion, and nature. To read the Ramayana is to read life. The Ramayana is not a recitation book, but a major scripture of practice. Practicing the best virtues teaches man how to grow as a human being. Eminence is conveyed through small characters. The sage uttered the eulogy "Ramo Vigrahavan Dharmah Satyadharma Parakramah" from his mouth. An idealist like Ramu, an ideal poet like Ramayana 'Nabhuto Nabhavishyati!' Ramayana lasts as long as man.

The epic Ramayana is one of the most important literary works in the world. Sage Valmiki wrote it and became famous as 'Adikavi'. It has three names, 'Ramayana, Paulastyavadha, Sitayashcharitam Mahat'. It is a Sanskrit work with six stalks (section) and 24,000 verses. Many Ramayanas came later. We find this Ramayana story not only in our country but in many countries of the world. There are poets who have made additions to the story of Valmiki according to their talent. The same is true of some events that have been widely publicized.

The Cosmos of Ramayana

The alphabet mirror is a Ramayana that explores the values of human life. So Brahma said that Ramayana lasts as long as there are hills and seas. Valmiki Maharshi was the author of the Ramayana, which thus acquired eternity. In their later years, many Ramayanas came in various processes abroad. But the matrix for all these is Ramayana to Valmiki. The poets, according to their talents, popularized the Ramayana. Some of them followed the source, while others lost their independence. Let us know some of the Ramayanas that came like this.

If we look at Sanskrit literature, Ramakatha appears in the Puranas. It is mentioned in various myths depending on the occasion. 'Adhyatmaramayanam' is a philosophical work. Kalidasa 'Raghuvansham' is a Ramacharitra and a poem that beautifully explores the history of his past. Bhoju wrote the Champuramayana (composed of prose poems). Bhatti wrote under the name 'Ravanavadha'. It is written with the aim of grammar and rhetoric. Bhavabhuti dramatized Ramakatha as 'Pratimanatakam' by Bhasuda and 'Uttara Ramacharitam'. Raghava Pandaviyam 'combines the stories of Ramayana and India'

Divakara Prakashabhattu wrote 'Ramavalokacharita' and 'Lavakuva Yuddhacharita' in Kashmiri language. The Ramayana written by Samartharamadasa in Marathi, Moropant 'Lavakushakhayanam' and 'Mantraramayanam' are famous. Krittivasa Ooru is well known for the Ramayana in Vangabhasha. The Tamil epic poem 'Kamba' 'Ramayanam' is popularly known as 'Kambaramayanam'. In it he describes the universal brotherhood. In Malayalam, Eluttachan 'Adhyatmaramayanam' laid the foundation for devotion. In Kannada, Nagachandra's 'Ramachandra Charita Purana' went on the way to Champu. In Oriya, a 'strange Ramayana' was written by Siddhendrayogi.

'Ramacharitamanas', written by Goswami Tulsidas during the Hindi dialect, has left its mark in northern India. Ramali play is well known in Punjabi.

The Ramayanas came in the Telugu language in different processes. 'Ranganatharamayanam' written by Gonabuddhareddy is the first Ramayana in Telugu. It's a couplet. Made many fictions not found in Valmikam. Events like Indra Kodai Kooyadam, Lakshmanarekha and Udutabhakti are very popular among the people. Thallapaka Annamacharyula 'Dwipada Ramayana, Katta Varadaraju Ramayana, Ekoji Ramayana went in two words.

Thikkana 'Post-Definition Ramayana' has left its mark on the Telugu nation. The 'Bhaskara Ramayana' was published by Hulakki Bhaskara mainly with the help of his son Mallikarjunabhattu, disciple Rudradeva and friend Ayyalarya. Some of the new elements mentioned in it are Gautama cursing Ahilya as 'rock' delicious and the reason for Manthara Durbodha. Molla is a poet who has adapted the Ramayana in a concise and beautiful way. Her work is popularly known as 'Mollaramayanam'.


Author: Swati Sharma19 Oct 2021 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

The couplets of Ramayana composed by Maharishi Valmiki not only teach you to follow the path of truth in life but also give you benefits at every turn of life. Tulsidasji has said that the text of Ramayana is very important for the welfare of human life. It is believed that each chaupai (quadruped) of Ramayana is equal to lakhs of mantras.

Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao19 Oct 2021 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 3

Ramayana is unique in many ways. How a younger brother should behave with his elder brother, how should be the relation between a father and the son and such many issues are explained in that epic very nicely. If this epic is read by the employee and the employer and if they understand the book well, there will not be any HR issues in that organisation.
How a lady should be respected is very well described in this epic. We all know that Ravana kidnapped Sita but he never forcibly touched her. But we see many cases of abuse on ladies these days. When we hear those issues we definitely feel that Ravana is far better than the present-day criminals. There are many points which we all should understand and follow. As mentioned by the author this epic is getting widely accepted by many other countries but unfortunately we Indians are not able to understand the values and virtues that are taught in this book.

Author: Umesh20 Oct 2021 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 6

Valmiki is considered the first poet (Adi Kavi) in the Sanskrit language. The story of Ramayana was written in a poetic form and it became a leading literary seed for many writers and authors later who rewrote it in various forms and then it reached the common people of India and adjoining kingdoms. The great poet Tulsidas wrote it in the local dialect and it became so popular that today it is an integral part of many households in our country.

The story of Ramayana is actually a story of winning by good over evil and the story finally depicted the killing of the powerful demon Ravana in the hands of the Rama. The demon was so powerful that even Rama was a little hazed at the end of the long war as to how to kill the demon. It is mentioned that Rama was inspired by some saints that he should get energy and encouragement from the Sun God and then kill the demon. The story goes that when Rama worshipped the Sun God, his mind became clear as to how to kill the demon and he instantly killed him ending the tyranny of the demon in that region known as Lanka in that ancient time.

Ramayana is a great epic containing not only a nice story for entertainment but there are so many great preachings in it that are immortal and immensely valuable.

Guest Author: afaigqat05 Jun 2022

Ramayana is considered to be the ancient book of the Hindus and it provide detailed information about the life of Rama, descendant of Ikshvaku. He was son of Dasaratha, who was king of the Ayodhya also known as Awadh. Rama was considered as Purushottam which means great of all men and he proved it by showing great sacrifice of kingdom and accepting exile of 14 years. Ramayana tells us how different person in the Ramayana play their role with all their heart and soul and every character of Ramayana is the symbol of sacrifice.

Ramayana is the story of love between father and son, brother and brother, mother and son and wife and husband. We can learn a lifetime lesson from every character of Ramayana. So when we read it, it should not be read only for Ram but for every character who sacrificed their pleasure and happiness for others.

Author: sivasankari27 Jan 2023 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 7

The Ramayana is considered to be one of the most important literary works in the world. It captures many aspects of human life and can be used as a guide for moral and ethical behavior. The Ramayana is not just a story, but also a major scripture of practice, as practicing the best virtues taught in the epic can help one grow as a virtuous human being.

The Ramayana has been retold and adapted by many poets and authors in various languages and forms, but the original version by Valmiki is considered the foundation for all other versions. Some notable adaptations include Kalidasa's Raghuvansham, Bhoju's Champuramayana and Goswami Tulsidas's Ramacharitamanas. The Ramayana has left a lasting impact on literature and culture in India and around the world.

The characters in the epic such as Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman, serve as role models for different virtues and values, such as duty, devotion, and selflessness. The Ramayana also explores themes of love, sacrifice, and the importance of following one's dharma (moral duty).

One of the most significant aspects of the Ramayana is its portrayal of the ideal human being, Lord Rama. He is the embodiment of dharma and an ideal king, who always acts in the best interest of his people and never deviates from his moral duty. The devotion and love of his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana towards him is also an important aspect of the epic.

Another important aspect of the Ramayana is the character of Hanuman, who is known for his devotion and selfless service to Lord Rama. He is also known for his great strength and courage as well as his wisdom and humility. Hanuman serves as an inspiration for devotion and selfless service.

In addition to these themes and characters, the Ramayana also explores the nature of good and evil, the importance of following one's duty and the consequences of actions. It also touches on the concept of karma and the cycle of reincarnation.

  • Do not include your name, "with regards" etc in the comment. Write detailed comment, relevant to the topic.
  • No HTML formatting and links to other web sites are allowed.
  • This is a strictly moderated site. Absolutely no spam allowed.
  • Name: