The Ramayana is one of the largest ancient epics in world literature. It consists of nearly 24,000 verses divided into seven khandas (parts), the first and the seventh being later additions.
The epic, traditionally ascribed to the Maharishi Valmiki, narrates the life of Lord Rama, a legendary prince of Ayodhya city in the kingdom of Kosala. The epic follows his fourteen-year exile to the forest, urged by his father, King Dasharatha, on the request of Rama's stepmother Kaikeyi; his travels across forests in the Indian subcontinent with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, the kidnapping of Sita by Ravana—the king of Lanka—that resulted in war; and Rama's eventual return to Ayodhya to be crowned king amidst jubilation and celebration.
The Ramayana is most loved for its themes of duty, loyalty, courage, and devotion.
- Publisher: Gita Press, Gorakhpur
- Language: Sanskrit
- Pages: 800
- Cover: Hardcover
- Product Type: Religious Books
- Weight: 1.4kg
- Size: 28 cm X 19 cm