Ramayana – The Story of Lord Rama
English edition, based on a translation of the original Ramayana by Valmiki.
Valmiki’s Ramayana is a wonderful narration of the pastimes of the Supreme Lord in His form as Lord Ramachandra. Here is a highly accessible and easily readable retelling of the captivating story so famous in India.
Countless eons ago, when men and animals could converse together and powerful brahmanas would effect miracles, the uncontrollable demon Ravana was terrorizing the universe. The Ramayana records the adventures of Rama—the Lord of righteousness—as He struggles to overcome the forces of Ravana. This absorbing narration has delighted and enlightened countless generations in India, and its timeless spiritual insights are compellingly relevant in today’s confused world.
Queen Sita and Lord Rama face immense misfortunes, temptations and obstacles with equipoise, steadiness, courage and determination. This rendition accurately conveys the timeless spiritual knowledge and wisdom which served Sita and Rama so well and by which we also may overcome the challenges and obstacles in our own lives.
Lord Shri Ramachandra said: “My dear Hanuman, I shall never be able to repay you for the service that have rendered. I will remain eternally indebted. Your life will continue for as long as the Ramayana is recited, and the Ramayana will be recited as long as the earth continues to exist.”
Lord Rama said, as supreme personality of godhead, it is my eternal principle that if any living being takes shelter of me, even once, saying, I am yours, then I award that person freedom from all fear. Even if Ravana were to come here and surrender to me, I would give him all protection.
Pages: Hardbound, 474 pages, 10 colour paintings, 1 black & white photo, size 14.3 x 22.3 x 2.7 cm.
Publisher: Bhakti Vikasa Swami
Author: Bhakti Vikasa Swami