Ramayana

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Ramayana' is a religious text of the Hindus. It is written in verses and is a philosophical work in story form. Rama, the main character of this epic, is a re-incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu, who has taken bodily form to rid the world of evil forces.

Moral of Ramayana

Ramayana is written in verses. It is a religious book for the Hindus. It lays guidelines for living a proper life, and also, for the various inter-relationships, conflicts, and solutions thereto. The story, through, its many characters and incidents of critical nature is used as an idealistic role model to follow in a wholesome way. Spanning two-three generations, family clashes, celebrated war, and undying friendships and fidelity; it epitomizes the highest virtues in humans under the most trying situations. It also opens doors to ways and means of an era long gone by. The flights of imaginations and developmental stage of science and technology of the author’s point of view has instigated a debate of sorts about the possibility of zenith of technological, medicinal advances made by man that is lost on the modern mind.


The story

Ram, as the story goes, is the oldest of the four sons-the others being, Laxmana, Bharat, Shatrughana, born to three wives of king Dashratha of Ayodhya. Having showcased exemplary courage and matching skills Ram vanquishes the demons and evil forces who are hell bent on disturbing the peace and sanctity of the sages meditating in the forest. Followed by winning the hand of Sita, the princess of Mithila, in a competition, he invites the enmity of Ravana, who had an eye on the princess. This joy is short lived and he is exiled for fourteen years by his father. Who in turn is doing so unwillingly, burdened by a boon granted to his wives long ago. The story moves into war zone, as the exiled nears its end. The war is over abduction of Sita by Ravana having won back Sita while winning friends like the ever faithful Hanuman, and his troop of monkey warriors. During the course, it has many twists and turns of supreme sacrifices, intrigue, betrayal, drama, reconciliation, and at every turn, “truth” prevails.