Meaning of Ramayana in English:

Ramayana

Pronunciation /rɑːˈmɑːjʌnə/

proper noun

  • One of the two great Sanskrit epics of the Hindus (the other being the Mahabharata), composed c.300 BC. It describes how Rama, aided by his brother and the monkey king Hanuman, rescued his wife Sita from Ravana, the ten-headed demon king of Lanka.

Origin

Sanskrit, literally ‘exploits of Rama’.