Valmiki Ramayana

Here you can browse through the great sanskrit epic - Valimiki's Ramayana in Devanagari script. This Devanagari version of the Ramayana was converted in 1999 from  Prof. John Smith's CSX version of the original encoding of the Baroda Critical Edition of the Ramayana by Prof.  Muneo Tokunaga of Kyoto, Japan.

Prof. John Smith's website has an updated version (2014) of the Critical Edition of the Valmiki Ramayana in Unicode Devanagari, Unicode Roman (using the conventions defined in ISO 15919), and ASCII (using the Harvard/Kyoto conventions) by Kanda.


Valmiki Ramayan (Southern Recension) electronic text along with English translation of the text as well as multiple sanskrit commentaries is available from the website developed and maintained by IIT Kanpur for the Valmiki Ramayana project by Rashtriya Sanskrita Vidya Peetham, Tirupati

An english translation with the ITRANSed / devanagari text and word meanings of Valmiki Ramayan (Southern Recension) is available from . The valmikiramayan site was built and maintained by the translators K. M. K. Murthy & Late Shri Desiraju Hanumanta Rao.

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