Ramayana StoriesSri Foundation
The Ramayana of Valmiki is the most ancient epic in the world. It is known as the Adikavyam,—the first poem. Valmiki Ramayana contains 24,000 verses which have been grouped into 500 Chapters and that again into seven Kandas or sections, viz., Bala, Ayodhya, Aranya, Kishkindha, Sundara, Yuddha and the Uttara Kandas. In contains genuine classical Sanskrit poetry. Rama's young sons, Kusa and Lava, were the first reciters to the world.