Ramayana, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.

The Rāmāyaṇa (the “Way of Ayamah of Rāma”) together with the Mahabharata is one of the greatest epic poems of Hinduism, as well as being one of the most important sacred texts of this religious and philosophical tradition.

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Sacred texts

The original nucleus of the poem dates from the 6th to the 3rd century BC, but the completion of its editorial work is to be considered in the first centuries of our era. The central theme of the poem is the story of Rāma, Seventh Avatāra of Viṣṇu, the ideal sovereign and valiant warrior, and of his bride, Sītā. Rama, hereditary prince of the kingdom of Kosala, is unjustly deprived of the right to the throne and exiled from the capital Ayodhyā. Rama will spend fourteen years in exile, together with his wife Sītā and brother Lakṣmaṇa, at first near the hill Citrakūṭa, later in the Daṇḍaka forest, populated by many demons. There Sītā is abducted by the cruel king of demons, Rāvaṇa, who leads her to Laṅkā island. Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa are then allied with the vānara, a powerful people of divine monkeys, and together with the monkey warriors, among which there is the valiant and faithful Hanumat, they build a bridge connecting the southern extremity of India with Laṅkā. The army faces the demons army, and Rāvaṇa is killed in Rama’s duel, who returns victorious in the capital Ayodhyā, and is crowned king. In Rāmāyaṇa, flying wagons are also described, as it is stated at the same time.

“The glittering spaceship radiated a flamboyant glow. Burning like a red flame, Ravana’s wagon was flying. It was like a comet in the sky. ” The Vimana are described as the means of transport of “celestial beings”, perhaps Old Astronauts who, by virtue of their advanced technology, were exchanged for divinities by our ancestors.

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Divinity

In Ramayana, and more specifically in the Yuddhacanda Book of VI, one reads the battle between Rama and Ravana with fiery “darts” launched by spatial wagons driven by motors from whose “sparks” came out: a clash between extraterrestrial visitors of different species, described in the way it could be understood by human beings of the time, perhaps?

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