Considered one of the world’s most important literary works, the Ramayana has captured the imagination of many who read or listen to the Indian epic.
The poem, believed to have been written by Valmiki in the 5th century BCE is one of India’s two great literary works after the Mahabharata.
With all of its 24,000 verses composed in Sanskrit, the story of Rama and Sita has been told and retold for countless generations in the Southeast Asian region.
The Ramayana tells the story of Prince Rama who goes in exile into the forest for 14 years upon the orders of his father together with his wife, Sita, and brother, Lakshamana.
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