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The Trail of Rama's Tale: Ramayana's Influence on India and Indonesia

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The story of Rama was so popular that it flooded each and every corner of our country and overflowed to many countries abroad. We have seen ups and downs, rise and fall in the events of Indian history but the Ramayana remained an ever-lasting source of inspiration to every section of Indian people…Similar to air and water, the story of the Ramayana has become an indispensable constituent of the life of our countrymen. Its eternal message penetrates into the heart of people residing even in the remotest part of the vast country through popular tales, paintings, episodes, folklore’s, oral tradition, etc.” ~ Sitanath Dey, Historian.

Rama and the ocean.
Rama and the ocean.
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