The Ramayana And The Mahabharata Analysis

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TINTRODUCTION As ancient Greece had two famous epics Odyssey and Iliad, ancient India had the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The Ramayana, which describes the wanderings of Prince Rama banished from his kingdom, has something in common with the famous Odyssey. The Ramayana and the Mahabharata together comprise the whole of the epic literature of ancient India, and they present a most graphic and life-like picture of the civilization and culture, customs and traditions, the social and political life, the religious and spiritual thoughts of ancient India, which cannot be ignored in any way. Every Indian knows the Ramayana story by heart and has the highest respect for this great epic, and Ramayanais also considered as a holy book. The flawless…show more content…
Standing up, he began to grow. As his companions continued with their praises, Hanuman 's stature continued to grow. Soon he became tall enough to leap across the ocean. He then bowed to the elders, and promised to find Sita and return with news of her as soon as possible.Lanka was the "City of Gold". Its beauty was wondrous. But Hanuman looked not once at it, and went about his all-important task of searching Sita. He entered the palace of Ravan, the king, but could not find Sita anywhere within the palace. He then thought of searching in the garden "Ashokavana". It was there that Hanuman found Sita. He showed her the ring that Shri Ram had given her, and assured her that they would soon be coming to take her back. Sita gave him the choodamani, the jewel she wore in her hair, so that he could show it to Shri Ram. Having completed his mission of finding Sita 's whereabouts, Hanuman then decided to get an estimate of Ravan 's strength and even give him a warning. During this war, Hanuman 's strength and valor were sky-high and a great help to Shri Ram. He crushed many rakshasas, and even Ravan marveled at this strength. Indrajit, Ravan 's son, was one of the bravest members of the Ravan army. He once shot the Brahmashtra, a missile with the power of Lord Brahma, the God Of Creation. The entire army of Vanars fell down unconscious. Lakshman also fainted. Hanuman also faltered for a moment,…show more content…
No religion, perhaps, lays as much emphasis on environmental ethics as Hinduism. The Mahabharata, Ramayana, Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Puranas and Smriti contain the earliest messages for preservation of environment and ecological balance. Nature, or Earth, has never been considered a hostile element to be conquered or dominated. In fact, man is forbidden from exploiting nature and wildlife. He is taught to live in harmony with nature and recognize that divinity prevails in all elements, including plants and animals. The rashes of the past have always had a great respect for nature and animals. The Bhagavad Gita advises us not to try to change the environment, improve it, or wrestle with it and to treat animals with care and love. Ecology is an inherent part of a spiritual world view in Hinduism. Hindus regard everything around them as pervaded by a subtle divine presence, may it be rivers, mountains, lakes, animals, flora, the mineral world, as well as the stars and planets. Even during the time of Ramayana Great importance was attached to the preservation of nature during the Ramayana period. The main importance was attached to aforestation and preservation of life in forests .No one was entitled to kill any animal, bird or even to destroy the forests and to cut down trees unless it was absolutely necessary. Even today Hindu worships cows and them treating as mothergoddess ‘Gaumata’ and

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