Ramayana of Valmiki (set)


Srimad Valmiki Ramayana is an epic poem of India which narrates the journey of Virtue to annihilate vice. Sri Rama is the Hero and aayana His journey. Sri Rama lived in Treta Yug, millennia BC and we are concerned with what Srimad Valmiki Ramayana tells us, rather than when it was told.

This epic poem Ramayana is a smriti which is translated as “from memory”. Given the antiquity of Srimad Valmiki Ramayana, there have been some interjected verses. Sometimes these verses can be contradicting. However, scholars, grammarians, historians have put lot of effort to standardize the original text, by verifying various manuscripts available from various parts of India, thus trying to stabilize and save the text from further contradictions. An example of this effort is the critical edition of Srimad Valmiki Ramayana. This site aims to study various versions of Srimad Valmiki Ramayana and arrive at a version of Ramayana that is most relevant to modern times.

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The epic poem Ramayana, composed by Shri Valmiki, is recognised as a world classic. Depicting the life of the incarnation of God, Shri Ramachandra (Rama), it is not only a storehouse of ancient spiritual wisdom, but one of the greatest stories in the literature of mankind, furnishing a unique and detailed picture of a past civilization.

Volume 1: Balakanda (Introduction and translation by Robert P. Goldman)
Volume 2: Ayodhyakanda (Introduction and translation by Sheldon I. Pollock)
Volume 3: Aranyakanda (Introduction and translation by Sheldon I. Pollock)
Volume 4: Kiskindhakanda (Introduction and translation by Rosalind Lefeber)
Volume 5: Sundarakanda (Introduction, translation and annotations by Robert P. Goldman and Sally J. Sutherland Goldman)
Volume 6: Yudhakanda (Introduction and translation by Barend A. van Nooten)
Volume 7: Uttarakanda (Introduction and translation by Sally J. Sutherland Goldman)

Volumes 7 is not yet in print – to be continued.

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