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Folklore, arts and literature In the Philippines Connection with Ramayana[edit]

Many fables and stories in Filipino Culture are linked to Indian arts, such as the story of monkey and the turtle, the race between deer and snail (slow and steady wins the race), and the hawk and the hen. Similarly, the major epics and folk literature of Philippines show common themes, plots, climax and ideas expressed in the Mahabharata and the Ramayana.[1] According to Indologists Juan R. Francisco and Josephine Acosta Pasricha, Hindu influences and folklore arrived in Philippines by about 9th to 10th century AD.[2] The Maranao version is the Maharadia Lawana (King Rāvaṇa of Hindu Epic Ramayana). Lam-Ang is the version of the Ilocanos and Sarimanok (Garuda) is the legendary bird of the Maranao culture. In addition, many verses from the Hud-Hud of the Ifugao are derived from the Indian Hindu epics Ramayana and the Mahabharata.[3]

So, who is more credible the one who creating alternative theories or the works of the professional - academic writer

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  1. ^ Maria Halili (2010), Philippine History, ISBN 978-9712356360, Rex Books, 2nd Edition, pp. 46-47
  2. ^ Mellie Leandicho Lopez (2008), A Handbook of Philippine Folklore, University of Hawaii Press, ISBN 978-9715425148, pp xxiv - xxv
  3. ^ Manuel, E. Arsenio (1963), A Survey of Philippine Folk Epics, Asian Folklore Studies, 22, pp 1-76

One who walk or follow ideal Ram can reach the supream touch of God🙏🙏🙏🚩🕉 Hrinaks Roy (talk) 04:51, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

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Iceland and other Diasporas[edit]

I am irritated by the sentence

"The characters Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Bharata, Hanuman, Shatrughna, and Ravana are all fundamental to the cultural consciousness of India, Nepal, USA,Canada,Icelandand south-east Asian countries such as..."

What's that thing about Iceland?? And even if there are huge Indian Communities in Northern America, it is misleading to say that the characters of the Ramayana are "fundamental" to the cultural consciousness of those countries (ignoring the fact that if you want to make such claims you have to at least include all the Indian diaspora - what about Britain?) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2603:9000:D305:AC00:AE3D:1E96:5332:8931 (talk) 14:12, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Ramayana in historical perspective[edit]

Ramayana in Historical Perspective by H. D. Sankalia can be helpful to add information on historical perspective on the Ramayana. There is very little information on historicity of Ramayana in the article. As subject is complex and historicity could be controversial and expertise is required, I am not adding it myself but invite other editors who had worked on the article to do needful. Regards,-Nizil (talk) 07:13, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 31 May 2020[edit]

Add the following sourced sentence to the unsourced section "Thailand":

Ramakien is derived from the Hindu epic Ramayana according to research commissioned by King Rama VI was the person who shed the light first on the Ramayana studies in Thailand, by tracing the sources of the Ramakien, comparing with the Sanskrit Valmiki Ramayana. He found that Ramakien was derived from three [Hindu] sources: the Valmiki's Ramayana, the Vishnu Purana, and Hamuman Nataka."[1] 
Thank you. (talk) 05:27, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. Galendalia Talk to me CVU Graduate 18:26, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Incorrect link.[edit]

The "Vanar" link under the "Rama and the Vanar chiefs" currently links to a closed railroad station in Arizona. I imagine this is incorrect. :) Krokusma (talk) 11:36, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

^This is now fixed. Krokusma (talk) 19:34, 30 June 2020 (UTC)