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  • The Epic Of The Ramayana Of Valmiki

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    The Ramayana of Valmiki is one of the great Hindu epics in literature and has greatly influenced Indian society. According to M.V. Kamath, a veteran indian journalist “The Ramayana is not just a story: it presents India 's culture, its philosophical foundation in all its variety and glory. As Hinduism spread in South-east Asia, so did the Ramayana, in countries like Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Malaysia.” The influence of the epic poem has has been profoundly strengthened

  • Krishna, From The Ramayana

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    Are Krishna, from the Bhagavad Gita, and Rama, from the Ramayana, really that different from each other? The Bhagavad Gita is a story about the conversation between Arjuna and Krishna when Arjuna is questioning if he should fight in a war. While The Ramayana is about the life of Rama during his exile and going back to his kingdom. Although these two stories are very different, they do include some similarities

  • Karma In The Ramayana

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    The Role of Dharma in the Ramayana Growing up, most of us probably heard the old proverb “you reap what you sow.” This is the idea that how one lives their life and what choices they make ultimately have positive or negative consequences. This is similar to the ancient Indian dharma, the idea of dismissing one’s “natural obligations that come from caste, gender, and occupation” (Powell 224). By living a law-abiding life and being virtuous, one practiced good dharma and therefore received good karma

  • The Epic Of The Ramayana

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    300 BCE. They are retold in various forms in different languages and mediums. Retelling in different languages and media forms makes it understandable for various audiences. For example, the Ramayana has been rewritten by R.K Narayan in a short prose from the original 24000 verses to 7 Kandas of the Ramayana written by Sage Valmiki (Rao 2005, 7616). Unlike the modern Bollywood version called Raavan which had been retold visually, storytellers changed the content and characters in such a manner that

  • Essay On Sitna In Ramayana

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    Sita and Laksmana are disagreeing on their next course of action in an ambiguous situation. This passage is the rising action of the Ramayana. The heightened emotions, volleyed insults and Laksmana’s decision to leave Sita despite an ominous portent build suspense that culminates in Sita’s abduction. We can observe Sita’s effective persuasion of Laksmana and consider the success of women who use emotional blackmail, threats and insinuations of character flaws to manipulate men into action, in contrast

  • What Is The Love Of Ramayana

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    Ramayana is a Hindu epic which is not unknown across India. Every elder, adult and child is familiar with the romance of Ram and Sita and grandeur of Ramayana. Ram is maryada-paroshuttam, who places great value on rules or maryada. Whereas Sita is Shakti, the female form of energy, the goddess. She is what Parvati is to Shiva. Talking broadly, Ramayana is about love of Ram and Sita. Do we get to see romance? Well, that depends on how you think of romance. We do see love between Ram and Sita but

  • The Epic Of The Ramayana

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    The Ramayana is a text that plays a major significance in the Hindu tradition. It was written by a Sage named Valmiki between the fifth and fourth century BC. The Ramayana belongs to the genre “Itihasa” which is the combination of history and myth. It plays a significant role in the lives of most Hindu’s particularly because of the protagonist Ram. Ram, in the traditional telling of the Ramayana is depicted as a man who is loyal and trustworthy. However, in Paley’s adaptation, Ram is the antagonist

  • Example Of Karma In Ramayana

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    consequences whether they are good or bad. Karma is in everyday life whether it be a robber a getting arrested for robbing a bank to for somebody receiving money for helping an old lady with some task. Karma was seen wildly throughout the book The Ramayana in each of the character in the book. In this paper we will examine how karma played a role in each of these characters We will start with the main character of the book Rama. Rama has many karma events that happens throughout the book, one being

  • The Ramayana Essay

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    The Ramayana Essay The Ramayana by R.K. Narayan's is an epic story that provides insights into many aspects of Indian culture and still today influences the politics, religion and art of modern India. He based his novel on a poem from one of India's great Sanskrit epics also called "Ramayana." He revived this ancient story and condensed it and set in modern times. This is story of adventure and friendship as well as a story of psychological insight, spiritual meaning and of wisdom. R.K. Narayan

  • Women's Roles In The Ramayana

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    The Ramayana is an Ancient Indian epic poem that follows the story of a young prince named Rama who is a mortal incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. The plot follows a narrative that starts from his first time outside the royal palace, through his banishment from the kingdom and his quest to save his beloved wife Sita from Ravana, the evil King of Lanka, all the way to his coronation as King of Ayodhya, the kingdom from which he was originally banished. Throughout the whole narrative, there is one