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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Bāla Kāṇḍa

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Bala Kanda (The book of the childhood) is the first 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 77 sargas (sometimes translated as chapters or cantos) of Sanskrit verse. The Bala kanda begins with the ascetic Valmiki questioning the famous sage Narada if there is any man who is truly virtuous. Narada replies that there is such a man, and that his name is Rama. He then goes on to briefly describe Rama’s physical characteristics and to briefly summarize the story of the Ramayana.

S. No.ChaptersNo. of slokas
1Chapter 1100
2Chapter 243
3Chapter 339
4Chapter 436
5Chapter 523
6Chapter 628
7Chapter 724
8Chapter 824
9Chapter 920
10Chapter 1033
11Chapter 1131
12Chapter 1222
13Chapter 1341
14Chapter 1460
15Chapter 1534
16Chapter 1632
17Chapter 1737
18Chapter 1859
19Chapter 1922
20Chapter 2028
21Chapter 2122
22Chapter 2224
23Chapter 2322
24Chapter 2432
25Chapter 2522
26Chapter 2636
27Chapter 2728
28Chapter 2822
29Chapter 2932
30Chapter 3026
31Chapter 3124
32Chapter 3226
33Chapter 3326
34Chapter 3423
35Chapter 3524
36Chapter 3627
37Chapter 3732
38Chapter 3824
39Chapter 3926
40Chapter 4030
41Chapter 4126
42Chapter 4225
43Chapter 4341
44Chapter 4423
45Chapter 4545
46Chapter 4623
47Chapter 4722
48Chapter 4833
49Chapter 4922
50Chapter 5025
51Chapter 5128
52Chapter 5223
53Chapter 5325
54Chapter 5423
55Chapter 5528
56Chapter 5624
57Chapter 5722
58Chapter 5824
59Chapter 5922
60Chapter 6034
61Chapter 6124
62Chapter 6226
63Chapter 6326
64Chapter 6420
65Chapter 6540
66Chapter 6626
67Chapter 6727
68Chapter 6819
69Chapter 6919
70Chapter 7045
71Chapter 7124
72Chapter 7225
73Chapter 7340
74Chapter 7424
75Chapter 7528
76Chapter 7624
77Chapter 7729

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