A Sanskrit epic, traditionally attributed to Valmiki, that concerns the banishment of Rama from his kingdom, the abduction of his wife Sita by a demon and her rescue, and Rama's eventual restoration to the throne.
One of the two great epics of India, written in Sanskrit some time after the Mahabharata and telling of Rama.
Origin of ramayana
Sanskrit Rāmāyaṇamthe going of RamaRāmaḥRamaayanama going, way (frometiay-he goesei- in Indo-European roots)
The Ramayana and Mahabharata afford evidence of the employment of incense by the Hindus, in the worship of the gods and the burning of the dead, from the remotest antiquity.
The principal cities of India at this date were Ayodhya, the capital of Kosala at the time of the Ramayana, though it after wards gave place to Sravasti, which was one of the Capital cities.
Dramatic works exist, as also a version of the Ramayana in the first volume of the Bstodts'ogs of the Bstan-hgyur.
MAGADHA, an ancient kingdom of India, mentioned in both the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
HANUMAN, in Hindu mythology, a monkey-god, who forms a central figure in the Ramayana.