Top 10 Facts about Ramayana

Post On: November 15, 2016

Facts about Ramayana talk about the ancient Indian epic poem.  It is always attributed to Valmiki. It is about the life of Rama. He lived in the forest with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana in exile for 14 years. Actually, his father is King Dasharatha. Rama is the eldest son in the family. Therefore, he is the prince of Kosala Kingdom.  Check other interesting facts about Ramayana below:

Facts about Ramayana 1:  Ravana

Ravana is the antagonist in the epic. He is the demon king of Lanka who kidnaps Sita, the wife of Rama.

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ramayana

Facts about Ramayana 2: the war

Because Ravana kidnaps Sita, the war between Rama and Ravana is unavoidable. Rama wins the battle. After he finishes his exile, he is crowned as the king of Ayodhya.

Facts about Ramayana 3: the popularity

Ramayana is a famous ancient epic in the world. It is very popular since most people know the basic line of the story.

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ramayana story

Facts about Ramayana 4: the verses of Ramayana

Ramayana has at least 500 chapters or sargas. It is divided in 7 books or Kandas where it has at least 24,000 verses.

Facts about Ramayana 5: adi-kavya

Ramayana is called as the first poem or adikavya. The epic shows the people the portrayals of ideal characters like the ideal king, ideal wife, ideal brother, ideal father and ideal servant.


Facts about Ramayana 6: the influence

You are wrong if you think that Ramayana is just a story. It is an important lesson and teaching just like Mahabharata. The Hindu culture and life as well as the Sanskrit poetry later are influenced by Ramayana.

Facts about Ramayana 7: the characters

Rama is not only the main character in Ramayana. Others include Hanuman, Bharata, Lakshmana and Sita.

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ramayana facts

Facts about Ramayana 8: the importance of Ramayana

Ramayana is important not only in India, but also in other parts of the world like in Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

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Facts about Ramayana 9: the version

Due to the popularity of Ramayana, it has been discovered in various versions. The epic tale is found in Malaysian, Lao, Thai, Indonesia, and Cambodian version.

facts about ramayana

facts about ramayana

Facts about Ramayana 10: the genre

Can you define the genre of Ramayana? Just like its counterpart Mahabharata, Ramayana is included as itihasa. The term itihasa means that the story is centered on the past events, which have the intention for teaching.

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