Musical Narration of the Ramayana

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The Ramayana is a Sanskrit epic poem ascribed to the Hindu sage and Sanskrit poet Valmiki. It is regarded as one of the two great works of Indian literature, along with the Mahabharata.The Ramayana also plays an important role in Hindu literature.
Indians must be knowing about the value attached to the Ramayana both in literature and in religion. To my Non-Indian friends, you may know more about the Ramayana by clicking here.

The Ramayana may appear to some as a story, but it always have been more than a story of a man (Rama) whose wife (Sita) has been abducted by the king of Lanka (now known as Sri Lanka). The Ramayan not only teaches about the power of truth, but also about duties, responsibilities, sacrifice, faith, and love.

There have been quite a number of TV serials and movies made on the story of the Ramayana. Ever year near Dussehra (Vijayadashami), plays are organized narrating the story of the courage and victory of truth.

The gist of briefing you about the Ramayana is that few days back I came across a song ‘Ramayan’ by a band named “Silemukh”; Silemukh is the name of an arrow.
Plays, movies and serials are common medium to know about the Ramayana; however, this song has an excellent narration and amazing music. After listening to this song, I thought of sharing it with you.

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I hope you enjoyed the song. 🙂

– Kritika Vashist

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30 thoughts on “Musical Narration of the Ramayana

  1. Ummm, love? In the Ramayan? Where? When Sita is forced into the agni-pariksha? Or when she is exiled because of one washerman’s drunken comment? Duty towards whom? Denying the populace the king they want for one person’s promise to his wife? Truth that went into hiding as Ram kills Bali from hiding, more so when Bali is in combat with another person? The Ramayan is a lot of things, but a treatise on morality it isn’t.

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    • I thought of adding a disclaimer that this post is not for Atheists. I, too do not agree with what “people” have interpreted. I see it as a story and I have my own interpretations. I do not see love as love between a husband and wife, I see love between a mother and her sons (of Sita).
      I read a quote somewhere by a mythologist that whenever you read a book on mythology, do make your own interpretations and not what you have been already taught or heard.
      I can surely have a long debate/discussion on this. But to be honest, I am in no mood.
      Rama too me is not an ideal husband and that is how I have grown in my reading and understanding of a text.
      Thank you for your comment. We can appreciate the efforts put in by few young people to spread the message of victory of truth keeping aside other factors.

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      • Hey, come on! There’s nothing to be sorry for. I am aware of your opinion about the subject. Even while writing I had few doubts, but I thought since the theme of the song was just about the war and win, I thought I could neglect that.
        I do support some of your points. I might be religious, but I’m not a blind follower.
        If I sounded rude, please forgive. You know I won’t intend to do that to you.

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  2. Thanks Kritika!! The Ramayana was part of the obligatory readings at my primary school, and I always loved it! Few years later I spent a whole weekend watching the Ramayana on TV (It was an Indian series) the production was marvellous! Thanks for the reminder and the song!

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    • The thing is people relate it to religious more than literature. One should read it thinking outside the religion, as they both have some philosophical lessons.
      Thank you for mentioning, though. I’m going to tell this to all my friends. Hehe 😀

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  3. Well every person has different needs and perspectives so each person will take form them different aspects.

    To all your friends? Oh oh I am in trouble!

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