Definitions for râmâyanarɑˈmɑ yə nə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ra•ma•ya•narɑˈmɑ yə nə(n.)
an epic of India, concerned with the life and adventures of Ramachandra and his wife Sita.
Category: Eastern Religions
one of two classical Hindu epics telling of the banishment of Rama from his kingdom and the abduction of his wife by a demon and Rama's restoration to the throne
the more ancient of the two great epic poems in Sanskrit. The hero and heroine are Rama and his wife Sita
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
one of the two great epic poems, and the best, of the Hindus, celebrating the life and exploits of Râma, "a work of art in which an elevated religious and moral spirit is allied with much poetic fiction, ... written in accents of an ardent charity, of a compassion, a tenderness, and a humility at once sweet and plaintive, which ever and anon suggest Christian influences."