The Ramayan: An Indian Epic Poem

For thousands of years, myths and legends have developed in different cultures, often attempting to explain the fundamental beliefs of life, love and death. Here I’m trying to explain one of India’s biggest epic poems of all times. THE RAMAYANA.

 

RAMAYANA : THE INDIAN EPIC POEM

For thousands of years, myths and legends have developed in different cultures, often attempting to explain the fundamental beliefs of life, love and death. Here I’m trying to explain one of India’s biggest epic poems of all times. THE RAMAYANA.

 The Indian epic poem the Ramayana describes the battle between the forces of good and evil.Valmiki is said to be the poet, but there are no details about him. The poem was originally written on leaves of palm trees and rocks. Some verses of the poem were transmitted down the years orally. This epic dates back to 200 AD.

RAMAYANA:

This poem is about the love between the young price and a gal. The princes later decide to leave all status and live with the gal in the forest. He is accompanied by his younger brother.

The gal was so beautiful, so the enemy king steals the gal. The prince sets off to save the gal, with his younger brother and an army of monkeys led by god Hanuman, the son of the Wind. They had to travel a difficult way filled with challenges and demons.

Prince Ramah even created a bridge between India and Lanka, the then 2 kingdoms. He fought his way thru an army of demons and witches and finally came face to face with Ravenna himself-a mighty demon with 20 arms and 10 heads.

Ravenna is killed by Ramah after a battle; tat was even witnessed by Gods. It is believed that after Ravenna was killed, the Gods from above praised Ramah by throwing down flowers from heaven. These flowers replaced the battle ridden Lanka into a garden of ones dreams.

The Legend ends, when Ramah, who ruled his empire for 10,000 years was later taken up to heaven with his brothers.

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  1. Posted July 13, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I am attempting to read this now. Thank you

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