Ravana, the ten-headed king of the Rakshasas, and his brothers had acquired extraordinary powers from the gods. Instead of using those powers for good, they had begun to practice tyranny and evil, suppressing virtue and goodness wherever they found it.
If something wasn’t done soon, the evil ones would destroy the worlds and make everyone slaves. They tell Vishnu that the two gods that granted Ravana and his brothers their power cannot withdraw it.
But Vishnu has a plan: Ravana can be killed by a human or animal because he never asked for protection from them, so he incarnates as the four sons of Dasaratha to destroy Ravana and all those who help him
Meanwhile, Vishnu’s wife, Lakshmi, also incarnates into human form, but the two gods will need to overcome many obstacles to discover each other on earth. Even if they do, they’ll need to use all the tools at their disposal to defeat the evil ones and save the world.
Daljit Nagra was captivated by the versions his grandparents regaled him with as a child. Now an award-winning poet of dazzling gifts, he has chosen to bring the story to life in a vivid and enthralling version of his own. Accessible and engaging, and bursting with energy, Nagra's Ramayana is a distillation and an animation for readers of all ages, whether familiar with or entirely new to this remarkable tale.
Ramayana is a river; Rama is the boat,To float from banks of evil, to the divine shore.Ramayana is the ocean with lessons in the deep,Rama is the salt in the food that we eat.
Ramayana is the fire where Rama is the flame, Burns the evil desire,’Ravana’ is the name.In the wind of life, Ramayana is the breeze, Where Rama is ‘virtue’- the air that we breathe.
The object of this work on ‘Ramayana’, is to place before the general reader, the leading story of the Epic in a poetic format. A simple style of expression is maintained to keep it attractive for the youngsters to read and comprehend easily. This version is sufficient for the youngsters to be inspired to explore into the interpretations of the epic as given in many versions, in different languages by many poets and pundits of the past and scholars of the present and the future.This version does not detail the Uttra Kanda which as per legend is not written by ‘Valmiki’ who has written the other parts. Rama’s coronation is the last part of Yuddha Kanda where we stop and stay.
Here is one of the world's most hallowed works of sacred literature, the grand, sweeping epic of the divine bowman and warrior Rama and his struggles with evil, power, duplicity, and avarice. The Ramayana is one of the foundations of world literature and one of humanity's most ancient and treasured ethical and spiritual works. Includes an introduction by scholar Michael Sternfeld.
From the Trade Paperback edition.