The Ramayana

Player Rating4.10/8

"#399 overall, #23 for 2001"
based on 143 ratings since 12/14/2004
played 3,095 times (finished 183)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length2/8

"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"

Maturity Level1/8

"appropriate for all ages"
Stories with this maturity level will not, by design, have any potentially objectionable content. An example of a type story with this rating would be a quiz on mathematics.
This game is based on the famous Hindu epic - The Ramayana. Ram and Lakshman are in exile for fourteen years.

The Background:
Retiring King Dasaratha of Ayodhya chooses his son Rama as his heir. His second wife Kaikeyi asks that he appoint another son Bharata, instead. Kaikeyi pleads that he owes her two favors, and she feels misfortune will come upon her if he doesn't crown her own son, Bharata king and banish Rama to the forest for fourteen years. The king reluctantly agrees, so Rama goes with his beautiful wife, Sita, and his brother Lakshman, leaving their riches to live a simple life.

The Ramayana (The Journey of Rama) is perhaps the world's oldest literature. Cherished throughout India and Asia for millennia, it has been faithfully preserved and passed on in varied forms of popular expression—epic poems, folk tales, music, dance, drama, puppet shows, sculpture, painting, even films and comic books. Its story and characters have captured the hearts and minds of countless generations.

Despite its huge popularity in Eastern cultures, and even though it is recognized by many Western scholars as a literary masterpiece, most people in the West have never heard of Ramayana.

The story of Lord Rama is both a spellbinding adventure and a work of profound philosophy, offering answers to life's deepest questions. It tells of another time when gods and heroes walked among us, facing supernatural forces of evil and guided by powerful mystics and sages.

Revered throughout the ages for it's moral and spiritual wisdom, it is a beautiful and uplifting tale of romance and high adventure, recounting the odyssey of Rama, a great king of Ancient India. Rama, along with his beautiful wife, Sita, and faithful brother Lakshmana, is exiled to the forest for fourteen years, where Sita is kidnapped by the powerful demon Ravana. Along with his brother Lakshmana and a fantastic army of supernatural creatures, Rama embarks on a perilous quest to find his beloved Sita.

The Lord Himself says in Ramayana, "If one surrenders unto Me sincerely, saying, `My Lord, from this day I am fully surrendered unto You,' I always give him protection. That is My vow.” Since the ultimate benefit of hearing the Ramayana is increased faith in Lord Rama, everyone will want to read this important book.

For more information visit http://www.ramayana.com


The Game:
Ravana is out to take Sita away from Rama and he succeeds. Your job is to help Ram stop him and win back Sita.

Are you upto it?




A word of caution:
The Ramayana epic is revered in India and other Hindu Kingdoms. During the course of the game please do not attempt to denigrate any of the characters involved in this famous epic.


A word in Conclusion:
This is said of those who tell the story of Rama!

"They will be free of sins and will have many sons. Women who listen to the Ramayana will be blessed with children like Rama and his brothers. All those who listen please Rama. Such is the glory of this story. May all who recite it or listen to it regularly find increased love, wisdom, and strength..."



God Speed and Good luck on your mission!

Shiv Reddy

Player Comments

Not bad, and definitely educational--I was mostly unfamiliar with Indian legend--but not very engaging as a game, really. I see it as not a bad primer on the basics of a story, but at the same time it also seems to expect the reader to know the story. Although I did not find my lack of knowledge on the topic a handicap in completing it, it did mean that I wasn't always 100% sure what was going. All in all, not bad, but certainly not amazing.
-- Trzcina on 12/23/2009 5:21:20 PM with a score of 0
Nice work! Very informative, descriptive, and colorful. I've read the actual Ramanyana and this was a faithful rendition.
-- madglee on 9/3/2006 7:09:58 PM with a score of 0
I understand the story a little bit more now but I most likely will have to read the whole story and maybe learn some other things to truly appreciate it- a good learner and well made I'm glad this game exists. My grasp on understanding it (as far as the life lessons) has a lot to do with ignorance on the subject.
-- chocobot on 6/14/2006 4:59:24 PM with a score of 0
It’s cool but I’d love some pictures
-- RJ on 11/29/2019 8:01:33 AM with a score of 0
Yes. I am unmovable ((:
-- CurseOfTime on 3/26/2016 1:35:57 PM with a score of 0
I liked the concept and idea of it. It was interesting but more detail and description would be very good to make the story more captivating.
-- Penworth on 6/26/2015 10:31:26 AM with a score of 0
It is a very brilliant story and I recommend other people to play it.
-- kawaii_kitty on 5/2/2015 5:48:19 PM with a score of 0
As blasphemous as this, it certainly is a wonderful retelling of a wonderful piece of literature.
-- Almighty Capy on 12/6/2014 10:00:39 PM with a score of 0
Great story, hindu mythology always intrigues me.
-- CHOWHALL on 10/2/2014 7:06:28 AM with a score of 0
The story seemed interesting, but I really couldn't take much of it. The links at the bottom of the page were confusing, I think you could benefit from using items e.g. a handbook with background information that you can access any time.
-- insanebutvain on 8/31/2014 6:38:45 PM with a score of 0
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