In this series the author provides in crisp language the content of each stanza of Valmiki Ramayana, thereby enabling one without or with inadequate knowledge of Sanskrit to study the original text.
The Epic poem Ramayana is an immortal portrait of our Bharatiya culture and values. It enunciates and defines our Sanatana Dharma or concept of righteousness in all aspects of our life. It is venerated as the Adi Kaavya or the first ornate poetry. Its author, Sage Valmiki is the Adi Kavi or the first poet. The epic is India's unique contribution to the world culture. Valmiki Ramayana has many unrivalled qualities that have made it an epic for all times. As literature, it has no equal. It is a living epic of human idealism.
Aaranya Kaanda is about the exile of Raama in forest. Nearly 12 years of his life of exile is contained in the Aaranya Kaanda. A tragic event also takes place during his life here; the kidnapping of Seetha by demon king Raavana.