The Ramayana of Valmiki
by Hari Prasad Shastri | 1952 | 527,382 words | ISBN-10: 9333119590 | ISBN-13: 9789333119597
Summary: This Ramayana edition is the English translation of Hari Prasad Shastri and represents a prose rendering of the famous ancient Sanskrit epic traditionally assigned to Valmiki. The story narrates the legend of Rama and Sita and her abduction by Ravana, the king of Lanka. Many more secondary and side-stories are included involving famous characters such as Hanuman, Dasaratha and Shiva.
The Ramayana contains 24,000 Shlokas (metrical verses) roughly equaling to some 48,000 lines or 480,002 words of Sanskrit text. It is divided in seven sections: Adikanda or Balakanda, Ayodhyakanda, Aranyakanda, Kishkindhyakanda, Sundarakanda, Lankakanda and Uttarakanda
Other titles include: Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa (वाल्मीकि रामायण) or Vālmīkirāmāyaṇa (वाल्मीकिरामायण)
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