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Ramayana is one of the great epics of India. This story of Sri Rama
by the great sage Valmiki is referred to as the Adi Kavya. Other famous
versions of Ramayana include Shri Ram Charit Manas in avadhii by Goswami Tulasidas and
Kambars Kambaraamayanam in Tamil.
The Ramayana has been a perennial source of spiritual, cultural and artistic
inspiration, not only to the people of India but also to the people all over the world. It
has helped to mould the Hindu character and has inspired millions of people with the
deepest of love and devotion.
"Rama, the ancient idol of the heroic ages, the embodiment of truth, of
morality, the ideal son, the ideal husband, and above all, the ideal king, this Rama has
been presented before us by the great sage Valmiki. No language can be purer, none
chaster, none more beautiful, and at the same time simpler, than the language in which the
great poet has depicted the life of Rama."
-- Swami Vivekananda
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November 13, 1999 03:31 PM