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Ramayana

[rah-mah-yuh-nuh]
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noun
  1. an epic of India, one of the Puranas attributed to Valmiki and concerned with the life and adventures of Ramachandra and his wife Sita.
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Historical Examples

  • There are innumerable renderings of the Ramayana in the Indian languages.

    My Reminiscences

    Rabindranath Tagore

  • In the metre which so came to him he afterwards composed his Ramayana.

    My Reminiscences

    Rabindranath Tagore

  • The hero of the Ramayana is a hero of virtue, not of the battle.

  • The Ramayana describes the abodes in the forest and the life of the penitents.

  • Place of pilgrimage for Hindus; mentioned in 'Mahabharata' and 'Ramayana.'


British Dictionary definitions for ramayana

Ramayana

noun
  1. a Sanskrit epic poem, composed about 300 bc, recounting the feats of Ramachandra
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