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The Puranas (Sanskrit: पुराण purāṇa, “of ancient times”) are a genre of important Hindu, Jain and Buddhist religious texts, notably consisting of narratives of the history of the universe from creation to destruction, genealogies of kings, heroes, sages, and demigods, and descriptions of Hindu cosmology, philosophy, and geography.[1]

Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Ayodhya Kāṇḍa ~ Sarga 48 of 119

Vālmīki (Sanskrit: वाल्मीकि)

Introduction After returning to Ayodhya, Bharata expresses his desire to proceed to Nandigrama village. Vasishta and the other elders agree to his proposal. Bharataalong with Shatrughna ascend the chariot and proceed towards Nandigram. The ministers, family-priest, the army and the citizens of Ayodhya followed Bharata in his journey. Installing the wooden sandals of Rama on […]

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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Yuddha Kāṇḍa

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Yudha Kanda (The Book of war or Lanka Kanda) is the fourth book of the Valmiki Ramayana, which is one of the two great epic poems of India, the other being the Mahabharata. The book consists of 128 sargas (sometimes translated as chapters or cantos) of Sanskrit verse. This Yudha Kanda also known as Lanka […]

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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Sundara Kāṇḍa

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Sundara Kanda (The Book of beauty) is the fourth book of the Valmiki Ramayana, which is one of the two great epic poems of India, the other being the Mahabharata. The book consists of 68 sargas (sometimes translated as chapters or cantos) of Sanskrit verse. The sundara kanda forms the heart of Valmiki’s Ramayana and […]

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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Kishkindha Kāṇḍa

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Kishkindha Kanda (The Book of the monkey Kingdom) is the fourth book of the Valmiki Ramayana, which is one of the two great epic poems of India, the other being the Mahabharata. The book consists of 67 sargas (sometimes translated as chapters or cantos) of Sanskrit verse. The kishkindha kanda is set in the monkey […]

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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Araṇya Kāṇḍa

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Aranya Kanda (The Book of the forest) is the third book of the Valmiki Ramayana, which is one of the two great epic poems of India, the other being the Mahabharata. The book consists of 75 sargas (sometimes translated as chapters or cantos) of Sanskrit verse. This describes journey of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana in […]

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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Ayodhya Kāṇḍa

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Ayodhya Kanda (The Book of Ayodhya) is the second book of the Valmiki Ramayana, which is one of the two great epic poems of India, the other being the Mahabharata. The book consists of 119 sargas (sometimes translated as chapters or cantos) of Sanskrit verse. This Kanda starts with proposal for coronation of Rama as […]

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