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Ekashloki Ramayana

The ekaśloki rāmāyaṇam roughly translated as ‘the story of Lord Rama in one verse’, is a very short composition which highlights the fundamental narrations within the rāmāyaṇa. Though the author of this composition is unknown, the verse has been accepted traditionally and recited during many occasions where Lord Rāma is worshiped.

॥ एकश्लोकि रामायणम्॥
आदौ रामतपोवनादिगमनं हत्वा मृगं कांचनं वैदेहीहरणं जटायुमरणं सुग्रीवसंभाषणम्।
वालीनिर्दलनं समुद्रतरणं लंकापुरीदाहनं पश्चाद्रावणकुंभकर्णहननमेतद्धि रामायणम्॥
॥ एकश्लोकि रामायणं संपूर्णम्॥

|| ekaśloki rāmāyaṇam ||
ādau rāmatapovanādigamanaṁ hatvā mṛgaṁ kāṁcanaṁ
vaidehīharaṇaṁ jaṭāyumaraṇaṁ sugrīvasaṁbhāṣaṇam |
vālīnirdalanaṁ samudrataraṇaṁ laṁkāpurīdāhanaṁ
paścādrāvaṇakuṁbhakarṇahananametaddhi rāmāyaṇam ||
|| ekaśloki rāmāyaṇaṁ saṁpūrṇam ||

Literal: In the beginning, Sri Rāma went to the forest, the killing of the golden deer, the kidnapping of Vaidehi, the death of jaṭāyu, the conversation with sugrīva, the killing of vālī, the crossing of the sea , the destruction of laṁkā, thereafter the destruction of rāvaṇa and kuṁbhakarṇa, thus ends the rāmāyaṇa.

Interpretive: In the beginning and then subsequently, Sri Rāma went to the forest, the killing of the golden deer (marici), the kidnapping of Vaidehi (sita), the death of jaṭāyu (by rāvaṇa), the conversation with sugrīva, the killing of vālī, the crossing of the sea, the destruction of laṁkā, thereafter the destruction of rāvaṇa and kuṁbhakarṇa, thus ends the rāmāyaṇa.

|| Happy Ram Navmi 2012 to all ||

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