Ramayana in 2 Pages

Ramayana in 2 Pages is part of Hinduism in one page blog for  quick reading of the basics in just 2 pages for people who are busy in their life but want to read and learn about Ramayana Fast.Period:Treta Yuga is 1,296,000 years.

Rama is said to have been born in the Treta Yuga to King Daśaratha in the Ikshvaku vamsa on 10 January, 5114 BCE.The story’s original version in Sanskrit is known as Valmiki Ramayana, dating to approximately the 5th to 4th century B.C. Every One Must be proud and Blessed to read Ramayana  Listen to Eka Slokaam Ramayanam Entire Ramayanam in Just 4 Lines Sang and composed by Prana Kishore  in his album “Om Shri Rama Hanuman Raksha” at www.pranakishore.com or I Tunes, Amazon World Wide

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The Ramayana (Sanskrit: रामायण, Rāmāyaṇa, IPA: [rɑːˈmɑːjəɳə Tamil: இராமாயணம், Irāmāyaṇam] ?) is one of the great epics of India. It is ascribed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smṛti), considered to be itihāasa.[1] The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India, the other being the Mahabharata.[2] It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king.The name Ramayana is a tatpurusha compound of Rāma and ayana (“going, advancing”), translating to “Rama‘s Journey“. The Ramayana consists of 24,000 verses in seven books (kāṇḍas) and 500 cantos (sargas),[3] and tells the story of Rama (an avatar of the Hindu preserver-God Vishnu), whose wife Sita is abducted by the king of Sri Lanka, Ravan. Thematically, the Ramayana explores human values and the concept of dharma.[4]

Verses in the Ramayana are written in a 32-syllable meter called anustubh. The Ramayana was an important influence on later Sanskrit poetry and Indian life and culture. Like the Mahābhārata, the Ramayana is not just a story: it presents the teachings of ancient Hindu sages (Vedas) in narrative allegory, interspersing philosophical and devotional elements. The characters Rama, Sita, Lakshman, Bharata, Hanuman and Ravana are all fundamental to the cultural consciousness of India, Nepal, and many South-East Asian countries such as Thailand and Indonesia.

There are other versions of the Ramayana, notably the Ramavataram in Tamil, Buddhist (Dasaratha Jataka No. 461) and Jain adaptations, and also Cambodian, Indonesian, Philippine, Thai, Lao, Burmese and Malay versions of the tale.————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Ramayana in Two Pages

Ramayana is one of the two greatest epics of Hindu Mythology. This epic was written by the great writer Valmiki in Sanskrit and it was translated into many languages eventually. The story of Ramayan takes plac in Treta Yug, the second of the four yugas. Lord Vishnu is born in the avatar of Rama in this yuga.

Dasharatha is the king of Ayodhya and he has three wives, Kousalya, Sumitra, and Kaikeyi. He has four sons-Rama, from Kousalya; Lakshman and Shatrugna from Sumitra; and Bharata from Kaikeyi. Everyone in the family loves Rama the most and his father likes him the most too.

Vishwamitra, a great saint takes Rama and Lakshmana along with him to kill the evil powers so that he could perform the Yagas and rituals without any disturbances. Rama kills the demons and on their way home, Rama wins the Swayamvara of Sita, the daughter of Janaka Maharaja. All the brothers get married eventually.

Dasharatha thinks that time has come to make Rama the prince. Mandhara, an evil old lady pollutes Kaikeyi’s mind and since Kaikeyi has the power to ask Dasharatha for two wishes, she asks him to send Rama to forest for fourteen years and to make Bharatha his heir. Dasharatha couldn’t do anything and Rama after knowing about the whole matter accepts to go to forest. Sita and Lakshmana go along with him. They don’t know that Dasharatha died just after they have left the palace. Meanwhile Kaikeyi gets to know her mistake after her son tells her that he is ashamed of being her son.

After returning to the palace, Bharata gets to know about the events and goes to forest to request Rama to come back and be the king. But Rama refuses saying that he had to follow his fathers duties and gives Bharata his sandals. He goes to Ayodhya and rules the territory by keeping Rama’s sandals on the throne.

After sometime, a lady demon called Shurpanaka comes to the place where Rama is living and loves Lakshmana at the first sight. When she tries to seduce him, Lakshmana cuts her ears and nose. She goes to her brother, Ravana, the king of Lanka(now called Sri Lanka) and tells him about what happened. While telling this, she also tells him how beautiful Sita is and Ravana decides to take revenge on Rama.

He sends a golden deer to the place where Rama resides and Sita loves it and asks Rama to get it for her. Though Lakshmana warns Rama that it looks like soeme evil power, Rama goes to fulfill Sita’s wish. The deer which is an evil power makes Rama run after it for a long distance. A frustrated Rama kills it with an arrow. But the evil deer which transforms into an evil person cries out Sita, Lakshmana while dying. This worries Sita and she asks Lakshmana go and see if his brother is safe.

 Lakshmana says that it is just an evil plan and he tells her that nothing could happen to his brother. But Sita orders him to go and he has no option but to go. He draws a line around the hut they live in and pleads her not to cross that line under any event till they are back. After he leaves, Ravana comes in the form of a begger and asks for a some fod. Sita gets food and he asks her to come near and offer the food. Hesitatingly she crosses the line and he immediately transforms into his original self and with his magic power he makes the land on which they are to fly and he takes her to his empire.

After returning to the hut, Rama and Lakshmana find Sita missing and goes in search of her. On their journey, they meet some people who have seen in which direction Ravana went and follow the path they said. They meet Hanuman who is destined to help them. While going in the sky, Sita takes off all her jewelery and throws them by keeping in a cloth and tying it. The package falls in Hanuman’s hands. He shows Rama the jewelry and they recognize them as Sita’s. Hanuman is half human and half monkey and there are many people in that race, called vanaras, who are the followers of Sugriva, whom Rama saves from his evil brother. They decide to help Rama with Hanuman as the head of the lot.

Eventually they find that Ravana took Sita with him and he is the king of Lanka. Hanuman has the power to fly over oceans and he goes to Lanka to check if Sita is present there. He sees her and talks to her and says that Rama has sent her. He asks her to come with him but he says him that she would come if Rama takes her with him. But it is not possible to pass the ocean between Bharath(India) and Lanka. With the help of stones and rocks, the vanaras build a bridge across the ocean.

Rama, along with Lakshmana and the vanaras cross the bridge and go to Lanka. After a very long battle, Rama kills Ravana and brings Sita along with him. They come to Ayodhya after the fourteen years exile and Rama is crowned as the king.

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