Ramayana News

The King’s Decree

A look at how the Ramayana came to be linked to the idea of kingship

Railways to re-launch two special trains on Ramayana circuit

IRCTC, Shri Ramayana Express Train Route, Start Date: The 'Ramayana Yatra' will be running from Jaipur in Rajasthan to Delhi on November 3.


‘Mythology is a source of political debate’

As Puducherry-based Adishakti group brings its latest play Bali to Prithvi Theatre, its artistic director and actor Vinay Kumar talks about their process and questions the notion of righteousness

Ramayana characters should keep caste documents ready: Shiv Sena

The debate had started after Adityanath during a poll rally in Rajasthan last month said, "Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit. Bajrang Bali worked to connect all Indian communities together, from north to south and east to west".

Gained in Translation: Speaking of Ram

If we take the versions of Valmiki, Kamban, Kritibas and Tulsi, then at least two of those narratives unambiguously mention Ram heartily enjoying dishes prepared from animal meat, and there is also some mention of Sita consuming fermented drinks.

Hyderabad: After film critic Kathi Mahesh, seer Swami Paripoornanda in war of words on Ramayana banned from city

Officials said that the seer has been asked to leave and not enter the city without police permission for six months. Mahesh and the seer were involved in a war of words over the film critic’s comments on Ramayana.


Portable Temples and Other Stories

Traditional phad paintings from Rajasthan’s Bhilwara are on display in an exhibition in the Capital.

Bringing Ramayana on stage, from Ravana's perspective

From folklore, books and stories spread across India, a performance piece titled Ravula knits together the personality of Ravana

Warrior Takes a Bow

Dancer and choreographer Shashidharan Nair stages the lesser-known legend of Parasurama

Many Ramayanas

The tradition belongs to all of India. Do not communalise it

Ramayana Photos

The tattooed rebels: Chhattisgarh's Ramnamis fight caste with full-bodied 'Ram Ram' tattoos

The Ramnami Samaj is a religious movement founded by Scheduled Caste Ram devotees in the late 19th century in Chhattisgarh. Denied entry to temples and forced to use separate wells, these low-caste Hindus first tattooed their bodies and faces more than 100 years ago as an act of defiance and devotion.