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सङ्क्षेप-रामायणम् - भावार्थः

Sankshepa Ramayanam - Verse by Verse Meaning

Ramayanam is the first world literature consisting of nearly 24,000 verses written by Maharshi Valmiki. The first chapter of the first kanda (The Bala kanda) of this epic is popularly known as Sankshepa-Ramayanam. This is an abridged version of Ramayana that consists of 100 verses. It is accorded a status equivalent to that of Ramayana as evidenced by its phalashruti. In this chapter, Narada Muni tells Valmiki Maharshi the brief story of Rama and later persuades him to write about Rama’s life. Many people have a ritual of chanting this on a daily or weekly basis at their houses even today. In this course, Dr. Venkatasubramanian P will give the basic meaning (bhavartha) of the shloka-s of Sankshepa-Ramayana.

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What will you gain from this course? (Key Benefits / Learning Outcomes)

  • Understand the basic meaning (bhavartha) of Sankshepa-Ramayanam verse by verse within 10 days
  • Understand in summary the Story of Shrimad-Valmiki Ramayana
  • Do the Samarpanam of the Samkshepa Ramayana Shlokas on Ramanavami Day , 30th April 2023 ( after internalizing the meaning)
  • Useful for Sanskrit courses which have these shlokas as syllabi
  • Confidence in understanding meaning of Sanskrit shlokas by relating the word and the meaning
  • Experience the Rama Bhakti through the 100 Shloka-s as experienced by Valmiki when Sage Narada explained it to him.

What are the materials/support you get?

  • We may not have the power point presentations in the class and the teacher shall use the pdf of the book directly.
  • Hence it is mandatory for students to buy the course material as the content. Click on the below link to purchase the study material. 
  • Physical Book - Ramayana Ratnamala – (Ramayanaratnamala) A collection of treasured gems from the ocean of Valmiki Ramayanam; published by Vyoma Linguistic Labs Foundation
  • Digital Flip Book- Ramayana Ratnamala – Flipbook (A collection of treasured gems from the ocean of Valmiki Ramayanam)
  • Scripts and PDFs shall not be available.
  • Live, interactive learning sessions
  • Opportunities to raise your doubts and get them clarified directly from the teacher & through email.
  • Anytime access to recordings of both Video and Audio for repeated listening or catching up with missed portions.



  1. Students may choose to buy either of the two type of books or both. Purchasing both types is not mandatory.   
  2. Physical book is NOT available for Non-Indian residents.
  3. Students who have already purchased the book need not purchase the same.

What is not covered in this course (exclusions)

  1. Chanting of shlokas
  2. Grammatical Analysis
  3. Prose order or Anvaya.
  4. Detailed commentaries, Discourses.

    What are the prerequisites to get the best out of this course? (Eligibility)

    In order to internalize the meaning, recommended pre-requisites are :

    1. Buy our audio product Ramayana - Ratnamala Product and Ramayanaratnamala Book (practice in the student repetition mode with the book).
    2. Attend the course on Learn to Chant Sankshepa Ramayana
    3. Knowledge of Basic Sanskrit will also help.
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