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...Ramayana Painting showing the final Battle of the Ramayana Epic, the Yuddha Kanda, by Din Sahib. (1649-1653) The Ramayana Originating in India and dating from at least the third century b.c., the Ramayana is an episodic epic story reflecting religious, political, and social beliefs and moral doctrines. Primarily of Hindu origin, the Ramayana also exists in other versions within some Buddhist and other Asian religious traditions. There are texts of Ramayana in several regional languages, including Sanskrit, Chinese, Thai, Telugu, Bengali, Kashmiri, and Tamil. The Ramayana story recounts the life of Rama-the seventh incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu, his brother Lakshmana-his wife Sita, his... The...