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Uttara Kanda a later hand[edit]

The Translator of Valmeeki Ramayana Ralph Griffith also ends with Rama's consecration and this is what he says about Uttara Kaanda -

The Rámáyan ends, epically complete, with the triumphant return of Ráma and his rescued queen to Ayodhyá and his consecration and coronation in the capital of his forefathers. Even if the story were not complete, the conclusion of the last Canto of the sixth Book, evidently the work of a later hand than Válmíki's, which speaks of Ráma's glorious and happy reign and promises blessings to those who read and hear the Rámáyan, would be sufficient to show that, when these verses were added, the poem was considered to be finished. The Last Book is merely an appendix or a supplement and relates only events antecedent and subsequent to those described in the original poem.

Hindu texts typically end with a verse or verses that describe the religious merit or reading the text. These verses are calledPhalasrutis. Curiously in the Valmiki Ramayana, the Phalasrutis occur at the end of 6th Kanda, which indicates that the entire Uttarakanda is a later addition.

Lava and Kusha were called Prince when they arrived at Valmiki Ashram to learn Valmiki Ramayana and were called son of Rama .

I don't know why the editor of this page deleted my posts . Monkeys are editor and this is like gun in the hand of monkeys . They can shoot anyone and no action can be taken as per constitution . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Noyanika (talkcontribs) 05:19, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Dating and Planetarium software[edit]

The source seems dubious acc. Wikipedia:FRINGE, WP:NPOV, and WP:RS bearing in mind that Indus valley civilisation only arose around this point. The article should be clear that it is not suggesting that the epic is that old. The reference to the use of metal in the Epic makes any suggestion before the iron age ridiculous.

The name Ramayana is anglicized[edit]

The extra "a" in the great epics Ramayan and Mahabharat reflects the anglicization of these Hindu epics by the Britishers. The British literature and the subsequent Indian adaptations had the habit of adding extra "a" to all the Hindu Gods and epics. This is not the case with "Quran" or "Mohammad", but only with "Ramayana" and "Mahabharata". This is a request to all to please look into the matter and support to remove this anglicised "a" from these articles. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 210.212.144.141 (talk) 09:08, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

This is not because of Anglicization. In Sanskrit, the epic is not 'Ramayan', but 'Ramayana'. Languages which got derived from Sanskrit (like Hindi, Marathi, etc.) have a slightly different usage of symbols, which is the cause of this popular misconception.59.184.143.186 (talk) 10:52, 5 September 2013 (UTC)Raghav Sharman

In Sanskrit, it is neither Ramayan (as in Hindi) nor Ramayana (as in English), but Ramayanam. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 111.92.57.113 (talk) 18:58, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

is Ramayana the same things as Ramine?[edit]

please? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.142.249.134 (talk) 05:47, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Textual History[edit]

The Wikipedia page of Mahabharata says with citation: "The oldest preserved parts of the text are thought to be not much older than around 400 BCE, though the origins of the epic probably fall between the 8th and 9th centuries BCE."

It is an established fact that Ramayana is older than Mahabharata. Valmeeki lived during Rama's time (since Ramayana was written during Rama's time), and Rama lived before Vyasa's time (Vyasa has mentioned Rama many times in Mahabharata, for example Arjuna uses a chariot while fighting a war for Indra, which was previously used by Rama). Why then is the textual history of Ramayana given as 5th to 4th century BCE? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.184.143.186 (talk) 11:05, 5 September 2013 (UTC)