Hindu - An epic recording the life and exploits of Vishnu as Rama. The original Sanskrit version of this work, in seven books and 24,000 couplets, is said to have been written by the poet Rishi Balmik in the 2nd or 3rd C BC. A 16th C version, in Hindi, was written by the poet Tulsi Das. At times, referred to as Ramayana, Ramajana or Ramajana.

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