Ramayana

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Ra·ma·ya·na

 (rə-mä′yə-nə)
n.
A Sanskrit epic, traditionally attributed to Valmiki, that concerns the banishment of Rama from his kingdom, the abduction of his wife Sita by a demon and her rescue, and Rama's eventual restoration to the throne.

[Sanskrit Rāmāyaṇam, the going of Rama : Rāmaḥ, Rama + ayanam, a going, way (from eti, ay-, he goes; see ei- in Indo-European roots).]

Ramayana

(rɑːˈmaɪənə)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religious Writings) a Sanskrit epic poem, composed about 300 bc, recounting the feats of Ramachandra

Ra•ma•ya•na

(rɑˈmɑ yə nə)

n.
an epic of India, concerned with the life and adventures of Ramachandra and his wife Sita.
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Noun1.Ramayana - one of two classical Hindu epics telling of the banishment of Rama from his kingdom and the abduction of his wife by a demon and Rama's restoration to the throneRamayana - one of two classical Hindu epics telling of the banishment of Rama from his kingdom and the abduction of his wife by a demon and Rama's restoration to the throne
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