Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shrimad Valmiki Ramayan - Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation- DP Sharma 10 volumes

The Ramayana is certainly one of the world's oldest legends. Modern scholars claim that it was first composed around 300 BC. The devout Hindu believes that Rama lived many hundred millennia ago, in the Treta Yuga, and that was also when Valmiki first told his immortal story. The epic is called the Adi Kavya, the world's first poem. The God Brahma himself is meant to have inspired Valmiki to create his classic, in twenty-four thousand slokas. The true purpose of the Ramayana is to awaken its reader spiritually, and to send him forth on the great journey that leads to Moksha, to God.

The poem is traditionally divided into several major kandas or books, that deal chronologically with the major events in the life of Rama -

1. Bala kanda
2. Ayodhya Kanda
3. Aranya Kanda
4. Kishkinda Kanda
5. Sundara Kanda
6. Yuddha Kanda and
7. Uttara Kanda.

The Bala Kanda describes the birth of Rama, his childhood and marriage to Sita.  The Ayodhya Kanda describes the preparations for Rama's coronation and his exile into the forest. The third part, Aranya Kanda, describes the forest life of Rama and the kidnapping of Sita by Ravana. The fourth book, Kishkinda Kanda, describes the meeting of Hanuman with Rama, the destruction of the vanara king Vali and the coronation of his younger brother Sugriva to the throne of the kingdom of Kishkindha. The fifth book is Sundara Kanda, which narrates the heroism of Hanuman, his flight to Lanka and meeting with Sita. The sixth book, Yuddha Kanda, describes the battle between Rama's and Ravana's armies. The last book, Uttara Kanda, describes the birth of Lava and Kusha to Sita, their coronation to the throne of Ayodhya, and Rama's final departure from the world.


Volume 01. Bala kanda
Volume 02. Ayodhya Kanda (Purvardh)
Volume 03. Ayodhya Kanda (Uttarardh)
Volume 04. Aranya Kanda
Volume 05. Kishkinda Kanda
Volume 06. Sundara Kanda
Volume 07. Yuddha Kanda (Purvardh)
Volume 08. Yuddha Kanda (Uttarardh)
Volume 09. Uttara Kanda (Purvardh)
Volume 10. Uttara Kanda (Uttarardh)


  1. aap sach mein bahut prashanshniy kaary kar rahe ho. aapko saadhuwaad aur dhanywaad

  2. Hraday sw bahut bahut Dhanyavad... amulya saamagree....

  3. Bahut bahut dhanyavaad. Aapka parishram sarahneey ha

  4. Feeling so blessed to get this link.Searching for Valmiki Ramayan for so long...
    Thank you so much Sharmaji

  5. Good work. Apka bahut bahut dhanyavad.

  6. Thank you very much, changes my life,jay siya ram

  7. Wonderful. Ramayan is not myth but a historic event which all of mankind should learn. It brings peace and comfort to the mind. Universal message of respect and love all the way.

  8. bahut bahut aabhar! aisa lag raha h jaise ram kripa ho gayi muj pe...aatma ko moksha mil gaya...sadhuwad bandhu!!

  9. aisa lag raha h jaise ram ji ki kripa ho gayi...aur itne sare sadhu bhai bhi yaha mil gaye sabko sadhwad aur aapko sahastra koti naman!!! kripa kar k ye sunder karya karte rhe!!!

  10. धन्यवाद महानुभाव

  11. Bahut utkrishth aur bahut dhanyawad

  12. Hard cover kahan se khareed sakte hai? Any address to buy/order it online?

  13. From where I can buy the hardcover book? Is there any address or website to order it online?

  14. Thanks a lot. It is because of the efforts of committed people like you that our culture is still alive

  15. My sincere thanks to you.
    Jay Sri Ram.

  16. Thanks for your noble effort.
    Jay Sri Ram.

  17. I have read this post. thanks for sharing...


  18. Nice Post about Free hindu audio books and motivational audio books, loved it.

  19. Thanks a million. Is there an english translation also available on the net/archives?

    1. Shyam Anand, English translation by Hari Prasad Shastri is available at