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Ramayana and Mahabharata are the two epics of Hinduism.
  Hinduism:  a sacred epic Sanskrit poem of India telling of the banishment of Rama from his kingdom, the abduction of his wife by a demon, and Rama’s restoration to the throne
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  • Ramayana and Mahabharata are the two epics of Hinduism.
  • The Ganges, according to the legends of the Ramayana, rises in heaven, whence, owing to Brahma’s agency, it descends to the earth.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • What is the Ramayana but the account of one long, bad day for Rama?
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Scholars who can compare early Greek poetry with the epic traditions of ancient India have found affinities in theme and phraseology with the stories of noble warriors, wife-stealing, and dynastic struggle with the gods that are told in the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
    Homer  --  The Iliad

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  • …which, delivered by Brahma, treat of medicine, archery, architecture, music, and the four-and-sixty mechanical arts; the Ved-Angas, revealed by inspired saints, and devoted to astronomy, grammar, prosody, pronunciation, charms and incantations, religious rites and ceremonies; the Up-Angas, written by the sage Vyasa, and given to cosmogony, chronology, and geography; therein also are the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, heroic poems, designed for the perpetuation of our gods and demi-gods.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • We caught a man with a knife climbing into the pen for mouse deer; he said he was going to punish evil Ravana (who in the Ramayana took the form of a deer when he kidnapped Sita, Rama’s consort).
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • I suspect she suspected that I had a different take on the matter, but she never said anything when as a child I devoured the comic books of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata and an illustrated children’s Bible and other stories of the gods.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Ramayana [8] , Bhagavad Gita [9] , Mahabharata [9]
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