The Ramayana is one of the most well-known stories in the world and one of the two epics of India. The essence of Ramayan can be summoned up as the victory of good over evil, virtue over wice and Rama over Ravana. On another level Ramayana represents the loftiest spiritual wisdom. Prince Rama, the main character of the story, is the incarnation of Visnu, and emerges as the ideal human being performing all the societal roles. The other characters in the story portray qualities accordingly as the roles assigned to them. The model of ideal wife has been representedin Sita, the ideal brotherhood as represented by Bharata and Laksmana and the ideal devotee as represented by Hanuman.