Ramayana is an epic poem written by Sage Valmiki, which narrates the journey of virtue to destroy the vice. The term 'Ramayana', literally means the journey of Rama in search of human values. The characters and incidents in Ramayana teach people about the invaluable ideals of love and wisdom.
This part commences the epic tale in the ancient Indian city of Ayodhya, which is ruled by King Dashratha. Though his eldest son Rama, born from his first queen Kaushalya, is entitled to be the king, Dashratha’s other queen Kaikeyi plans to have Rama sent into the forests for fourteen years. She also demands her own son Bharatha, to be appointed as the king. The dutiful son Rama, leaves for the forests along with his wife Sita and younger brother Lakshmana.
The everlasting values taught by Lord Rama in this epic tale have been celebrated through the centuries, and continues to have an impact on Indian art and culture