Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ramayana of Valmiki


Title: Ramayana of Valmiki

ISBN: 817110156X

Author: Maharishi Valmiki, translated by M.N. Dutt

Versions: Print

Synopsis: This is the original story of Lord Rama, the incarnation of Lord Krishna who appeared on earth during the Treta Yuga. A somewhat lengthy work, this wonderful poem written by Valmiki is a very detailed biography of Lord Rama and the events surrounding His life. We’re not sure if the translator of this specific version is a devotee, and there appear to be many typos, which is quite typical of works produced by Parimal Publications. However, the original content is so wonderful since it contains direct quotations from God and His associates that it definitely makes the book worth reading.