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A Comparative Study of Adhyatma Ramayana and Valmiki Ramayana
by Dr. Mrs. Lalita Kuppuswamy
Hardcover (Edition: 2005)
Vidyanidhi Prakashan, Delhi

Item Code: IDI734
Price: $37.50
The Ramayana in Classical Sanskrit and Prakrt Mahakavya Literature
by Dr. V. Raghavan
Dr. V. Raghavan Centre For Performing Arts, Chennai

Item Code: NAH196
Price: $20.00
Divine Design in Srimad-Ramayana
by Prof. T.P. Ramachandran
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Adi Sankara Advaita Research Centre, Chennai

Item Code: NAH197
Price: $12.00
रामायण त्रयम: A Comparative Study of Three Ramayanas
by डॉ. शेख़ मौला अली (Dr. Shaikh Maula Ali)
Hardcover (Edition: 1998)
Triumala Tirupati Devasthanams. Tirupati

Item Code: NZD521
Price: $25.00
Krttivasa Ramayana: Composed By The Sage Krttivasa The Sacred Son of the Soil (Set of 2 Volumes) (An Old Book)
by Shanti Lal Nagar
Hardcover (Edition: 1997)
Eastern Book Linkers

Item Code: NAH238
Price: $70.00
Ramayana (The Story of Rama)
by Bapu
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Tirupati

Item Code: NAH157
Price: $10.00
Studies on Valmiki's Ramayana (A Rare Book)
by G. S. Altekar
Hardcover (Edition: 1987)
Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute

Item Code: NAG200
Price: $50.00
The Ramayana in Indonesia
by Malini Saran and Vinod C. Khanna
Hardcover (Edition: 2004)
Ravi Dayal Publisher

Item Code: NAG822
Price: $50.00
Sri Rama’s Reveries in Nature (Kiskindha Kanda, Tulasi Ramayana)
by Swami Tejomayananda
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Central Chinmaya Mission Trust

Item Code: NAG819
Price: $12.00
जीवन राह दिखाती रामायण: Ramayan Shows How to Live
by मोरारी बापू (Morari Bapu)
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Wonderland Publications

Item Code: NZC642
Price: $20.00
वाल्मीकि रामायण: Valmiki Ramayana (Hindi Comic)
Amar Chitra Katha

Item Code: NZC580
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Valmiki Ramayana : Ayodhyakanda Volume-II
by Dr. P.M. Nayak & Dr. P. Geervani
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati

Item Code: NAC865
Price: $75.00
Valmiki Ramayana: Sundarakanda (With Selected Commentaries)
by Prof. P.M. Nayak and Prof. P. Geervani
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha

Item Code: NAF754
Price: $75.00
Valmiki Ramayana: Balakanda (With Sanskrit Text, Roman Transliteration, Word-to-Word Meaning and English Translation)
by Dr. P.M. Nayak & Dr. P. Geervani
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati

Item Code: NAC853
Price: $75.00
Valmiki Ramayana: Kishkindkanda (With Selected Commentaries)
by Prof. P.M. Nayak and Prof. P. Geervani
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha

Item Code: NAF753
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The Ramayana (The Epic, As A Play In English) (Applauded World Wide Over 2000 Performances of Jalabala Vaidya)
by Gopal Sharman
Paperback (Edition: 2005)
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Item Code: IHL301
Price: $16.50
Ramayana of Vedavyasa According To Devi Purana (Mahabhagavata with Rama Kavaca)
by Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Chaukhamba Surbharati Prakashan

Item Code: NAE591
Price: $32.50
Adhyatma Ramayana (In Two Volumes)
by Commentary by Sri Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia Sri Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Chaukhamba Surbharti Prakashan

Item Code: IHF022
Price: $95.00
Srimad Valmiki-Ramayana Volume-II
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Gita Press, Gorakhpur, India

Item Code: IDJ169
Price: $28.50
Purajana Gita (Uttara-Kanda, Tulasi Ramayana)
by Swami Tejomayananda
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Central Chinmaya Mission Trust

Item Code: NAF553
Price: $10.00
भुशुण्डि रामायण: Bhushundi Ramayana
by डा. भगवती प्रसाद सिंह (Dr. Bhagavati Prasad Singh)
Hardcover (Edition: 1975)
Vishwavidyalaya Prakashan Varanasi

Item Code: NZA361
Price: $40.00
Epics Collection: Enduring Stories from The Mahabharata and The Ramayana (Set of 10 Titles of Comics)
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Amar Chitra Katha

Item Code: NAF426
Price: $35.00
सुन्दरकाणडम: Sundarkand of Valmiki Ramayan (Horizontal Edition For Chanting)
Paperback (Edition: 2003)
Khemraj Shrikrishnadass

Item Code: NZB421
Price: $12.00
Goswami Tulsidas' Geetawali and Barvai Ramayan with Ram Raksha Stotra
by Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Abhishek Prakashan, Delhi

Item Code: IDI633
Price: $40.00
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The Ramayana Literature
Though there are many Ramayanas, the one penned by Valmiki is said to be the earliest. It was written in the Treta Yoga, aound 4400 B.C. The text as available to us now consists of 24,253 verses and is divided into seven kandas or Books. Each kanda is subdivided into sargas or chapters (total number of sargas being 647) and these comprise shlokas or verses. Though the work is almost entirely in the shloka or the anustubh metre, bigger metres like indravajra or upendravajra have also been employed.

The seven kandas in Valmiki Ramayana are:








Three pathas or recensions of the Valmiki Ramayana have been discovered so far: the Daksinatya (southern), the Gaudiya (Bengali) and the Vayavya (north-western).

There are some well-known commentaries on the Valmiki Ramayana in Sanskrit. They are:

Tilaka or Ramabhirami by Nagoji Bhatta

Siromani by Sivasahaya

Bhusana by Govindaraja

Tattvadipa, by Mahesvara Tirtha

Ramanujiyavyakhya, by Kandala Ramanuja

Vivekatilaka by Varadaraja

Dharmakutavyakhya by Tryambakaraja

Ramayana-kuta-vyakhya by Ramananda Tirtha

Most of these commentaries have been printed and are available on this website.

A ceremonial recitation of the Ramayana, especially during the Ramanavami (in April) and the Navaratri (during September-October) celebrations, is believed to confer great religious merit.

Other Ramayanas:

The influence of the Ramayana of Valmiki has been so powerful and deep that quite a few other Ramayanas have come into existence in course of time, thereby enriching our Ramayana literature. Of these, mention must be made of the Adhyatma Ramayana (4200 verses) considered to be a part of the Brahmanda Purana. Cast in the form of a dialogue between Shiva and Parvati, the Adhyatma Ramayana is a highly devotional piece of work and contains quite a few philosophical discourses including the well known Ramagita.

The /book/details/ananda-ramayana-attributed-to-great-sage-valmiki-sanskrit-text-english-translation-and-introduction-two-volumes-IDF389/">Ananda Ramayana (12,000 verses), is another popular work. It is also in the form of a dialogue, first between Parvati and Shiva, and later between Ramadasa and his disciple Visnudasa. This work contains a number of stories popular even now, such as those of Gokarna, the famous pilgrimage centre in Karnataka and the of the raksasa brothers Ahiravana and Mahiravana of the nether world who tried to help Ravana.

Then there are some other Ramayanas, also in Sanskrit, like the Adbhuta Ramayana (1355 verses) the Yogavasistha Ramayana (32,000 verses), the Tattvasangraha Ramayana and the Sangraha Ramayana.

Other Indian languages also have been enriched by the Ramayanas based on Valmiki’s Ramayana or its adaptations. The most famous is Ramacaritamanasa of Tulasidas (in Hindi) the Ramayana of Kamba (in Tamil), the Ramayan of Krttivasa (in Bengali), the Ramacaritam and the Kannassa Ramayanam of Ceraman and Kannassa (in Malayalam), the Ramavatar of Guru Govind Singh (in Punjabi), the Ranganatha Ramayana (in Telugu), the Ramacaritra of Girdhar (in Gujarati), the Saptakanda Ramayana of Sarala Das (in Oriya), the Ramayana of Madhava Kandali (in Assamese) the Torave Ramayana of Narahari (in Kannada) are some of the more well-known Ramayanas in the vernaculars.

Ramayanas outside India:

The story of Rama, either in its original form as de depicted by Valmiki in his Ramayana, or in a metamorphosed form, has travelled widely outside India. The following list of works – by no means exhaustive – gives an idea of this movement:

Ramayana Kakawin (Javanese)

Hikayat Seri Rama (Malaysian)

Ramakien (Thai)

Pha Lak Pha Lam and Khvay Thuaraphi (Laos)

Hobutsushu (Japanese)

Ramasvamedha (Nepali)

Janakiharana (Sinhalese)

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