Episode 26 – Structure of the Valmiki Ramayana – A detailed description

Till the previous episode we saw how Lord Brahma had blessed Valmiki Maharishi to commence writing the great Ramayana text. In the process we also witnessed the three main divine events that led Valmiki Maharishi to author this text. Further, let’s go into the details of the Ramayana text little by little from today. InContinue reading “Episode 26 – Structure of the Valmiki Ramayana – A detailed description”

Episode 25: Valmiki Maharishi commences to write the Ramayana text

Till the previous episode we saw the three major events that influenced Valmiki Maharishi to write the Ramayana. The first event was the conversation between Sage Naarada and Valmiki Maharishi (Naarada-Valmiki Samvaadham) wherein Valmiki Maharishi asks sixteen questions to Sage Naarada. In reply, Sage Naarada gives the “Samkshepa Ramayana” to Valmiki Maharishi. The second eventContinue reading “Episode 25: Valmiki Maharishi commences to write the Ramayana text”

Episode 24: Lord Brahma “rephrases” Valmiki Maharishi’s first sloka!

In the previous episode, we witnessed that at a point when Valmiki Maharishi was feeling low and sad, Lord Brahma enters into his ashram. Upon seeing Lord Brahma, Valmiki Maharishi gets surprised and he offers all the respects to him and gives him a seat (Aasanam) to sit. Lord Brahma looks at Valmiki Maharishi andContinue reading “Episode 24: Lord Brahma “rephrases” Valmiki Maharishi’s first sloka!”

Episode 23 – Lord Brahma enters Valmiki Maharishi’s Ashram

In the previous episode we witnessed the second major event that pushed Valmiki Maharishi to commence writing the Ramayana text. It is to be recalled that the first event was “Naarada-Valmiki Samvaadham” (The conversation between Sage Naarada and Valmiki Maharishi), wherein the “Samkshepa Ramayana” was born. Subsequently, Valmiki Maharishi and Sage Bharadwaja go to theContinue reading “Episode 23 – Lord Brahma enters Valmiki Maharishi’s Ashram”

Episode 22: Valmiki Maharishi curses a hunter!!

In the previous episode we saw that Valmiki Maharishi and his sishya (student) Sage Bharadwaja go to the banks of the river Tamasa for taking bath. This was after Sage Naarada leaves the Valmiki Ashram after narrating the “Samkshepa Ramayana” to Valmiki Maharishi. What did Valmiki Maharishi and Sage Bharadwaja do after taking bath? DidContinue reading “Episode 22: Valmiki Maharishi curses a hunter!!”

Episode 21: Valmiki Maharishi goes for a bath to the banks of River Tamasa

Till yesterday we saw the various incidents that took place as part of the “Naarada – Valmiki Samvaadham” (The conversation between Sage Naarada and Vaalmiki Maharishi). We saw that Valmiki Maharishi asked Sage Naarada a set of sixteen questions and in turn, Sage Naarada explained Lord Rama’s life in a brief, which is called asContinue reading “Episode 21: Valmiki Maharishi goes for a bath to the banks of River Tamasa”

Episode 20: From “Samkshepa Ramayana” to “Valmiki Ramayana” – The transformation!!

Till the previous episode we saw various important excerpts from the “Samkshepa Ramayana” narrated by Sage Naarada to Valmiki Maharishi. In that we saw primarily the unique physical characteristics of Lord Rama that makes Him beautiful and also His unique personal character that can be a role model for all of us today! What happenedContinue reading “Episode 20: From “Samkshepa Ramayana” to “Valmiki Ramayana” – The transformation!!”

Episode 19 – Excerpts from the “Samkshepa Ramayana” – How long is the “Rama Rajya”?

In the previous episode we experienced the different unique physical features of our beloved Bhagawan in the form of Lord Rama, as described by Sage Naarada to Valmiki Maharishi. Of course, Sage Naarada doesn’t stop with just describing His unique physical features alone and he continues to describe His specialties in various other aspects too.Continue reading “Episode 19 – Excerpts from the “Samkshepa Ramayana” – How long is the “Rama Rajya”?”

Episode – 18 – Excerpts from the “Samkshepa Ramayana” – Experiencing the beauty of Lord Rama

  In the previous episode we saw the continuation of the “Naarada-Valmiki Samvaadham” and as part of this we saw how the “Samkshepa Ramayana” was born. I had given a brief explanation about “Samkshepa Ramayana” that it comprises of 32 slokas (verses) and it narrates the entire story of Lord Rama’s life within this. InContinue reading “Episode – 18 – Excerpts from the “Samkshepa Ramayana” – Experiencing the beauty of Lord Rama”

Episode 17 – “Naarada – Valmiki Samvaadham” – Sage Naarada replies Valmiki Maharishi

Till the previous episode we saw a series of sixteen questions that Valmiki Maharishi asked Sage Narada, upon his arrival to meet him. We discussed each of the sixteen qualities in detail and also tried to relate it to the modern day leadership aspects. In today’s episode let’s continue the conversation between Sage Narada andContinue reading “Episode 17 – “Naarada – Valmiki Samvaadham” – Sage Naarada replies Valmiki Maharishi”