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Ramayana & Mahabharata

Read and enjoy the great epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata and get to know a lot more about them.

The Mahabharata – in 36 Tweets
Author Dr Devdutt Patnaik created a record of sorts by retelling the hundred thousand verses of the world's longest epic Mahabharata in 36 tweets.

The Story of the Mahabharata
Read the moving story of this great epic in a summarized version written by Prof. James L Fitzgerald of the University of Tennessee.

The Story of Ramayana
The Ramayana is one the world's most loved tales. Here's a short summary of this enchanting epic.

The Ramayana
The Ramayana is one the world's most read epics. Know more about this enchanting story, its writers and origin, history and mythology, characters and places and its immense popularity and universal appeal.

Ramayana Multimedia
Image Infotainment's CD-ROMs on Hindu epics and mythical stories provide a good interactive experience with full narration, timelines, read-along option, games, chronological indices of events and characters, and search facility.

The Mahabharata
The Mahabharata is the world's longest and one the most revered epics. Read the full text of this Hindu scripture in this extremely reader-friendly verse translation by Romesh C Dutt - divided into 12 chapters. Includes summary and glossary.

The Ramayana: Full Verse Translation
The Ramayana is one the world's most read epics. Download the full text of this Hindu scripture in this 11-chapter reader-friendly verse translation by Romesh C Dutt.

The Ramayana: Summarized for Quick Reading
Read the moving story of this great epic in a summarized version written by Stefen Knapp. This is suitable for quick reading and also for reading aloud to children.

The Ramayana: Characters & Places
A quick guide to the "who's who?" and "what's where?" of the complex plots and subplots of this long epic.

'The Ramayana Project'
The Srimad Valmiki Ramayanam in Devanagari script and in 8 Indian languages - Bengali, Oriya, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam besides English with diacritical marks.

About Ramayana
A brief discussion on the epic, including time of composition, about the author, various versions, its universal relevance and the "Ramayana" conference.

Mahabharat: A Myth or Reality
Prasad Gokhale tries to prove that Mahabharat is not just a story, but the detailed account of historical events.

Mahabharata on CD-ROM
Hand-painted illustrations, animated to narrate the story of the great epic. Site contains Real Audio snapshots. You can order online.

Rama and the Ramayana
Lessons in Dharma Developed by Jean Johnson, New York University.

Rama Country - Holy Places
Ayodhya, Janmabhoomi, Guptar Ghat, Rameswaram, Gandhamadhana, Parvatham, Kothandaramswami Temple, Dhanushkodi, Darbha Sayanam and Adi Jagannatha Temple, Hampi (Vijayanagar), Kishkindha, Nasik and Chitrakut

Ramayana - Audio & Video
Exclusive audio books, and video tapes on sale at Ramayana.com

Ramayana - Book Excerpt
India's Immortal Tale Of Adventure, Love, and Wisdom Retold by Krishna Dharma - 2 chapters.

Ramayana Comics
The great epic in comics. Lots of good books to choose from.

Ramayana Crossword
Have fun filling up this java crossword or print and solve it on paper. Includes links to clues and spellings.

Ramayana Picture Gallery
Epic images from Ramayana.com

The Mahabharat Chronology
An elaborate enumeration of the events of the Mahabharat in the Vedic lunar calendar.

The Mahabharat: Some Interpretations
A scholarly article trying to interpret the various facets of the great epic.

The Multilingual 'Ramayana Project'
The Srimad Valmiki Ramayanam in Devanagari script and in 8 Indian languages - Bengali, Oriya, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam besides English with diacritical marks.

The Ramayana ~ an enduring tradition
Read the epic of Lord Rama. Site contains both long and short versions. A Ramayana Glossary provides good help.

Valmiki Ramayan
Site contains Bala Kandya, Ayodhya Kanda in translation with verses and in prose without verses.

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