Sri Thiagaraja Ramayanam. Tamil Speech by S.V.Ramani.
Sri Thiagaraja Ramayana, the life history of Lord RAMA, is the world’s most ancient epic. It describes an era of 4000 to 4500 years ago. The original Ramayana was written in Sanskrit, by saint VAKMIKI, and it is stated that the Saint Naradha told this epic Ramayana to Valmiki. Valmiki has confirmed this before narrating the birth of Sri Rama.
Sri Thiagaraja swamigal who personally seen Sri Rama and Lakshmana has described thro his poem the story of Ramayana from his birth to his return to his Kingdom Ayodhya after completing his fourteen years in exile in forest and fulfilled the promise made by his father, where his brother, Bharat as well as all citizens welcomed him and he became the King. I am now going to tell the story of Lord Rama as written by Sri Thiagaraja in his poems. I request all to pardon me if there are any mistakes in my speeches.
Rama was considered an incarnation of Vishnu and worshipped even during his life-time. His life was a living example of how an ideal human being should strive to be. Rama was an ideal son, an ideal student, an ideal soldier, an ideal husband, an ideal brother, an ideal citizen and finally, an ideal king. His whole life is treated as the domination of good over evil, both within and outside ourselves. His willingness to sacrifice worldly pleasures, material wealth and power for the values he cherished inspired all subsequent generations. His legacy has always remained and became part and parcel of the Indian civilization.
Every people in the world must read the story of Ramayana which is now available in all languages and follow the good principles like an ideal son and sincere husband and a moral Ruler for his citizens.