INTRODUCTION TO THE RAMAYANA.
This is a very beautiful epic poem about the adventures of how Ram (Reincarnation of Vishnu) rescues his wife Sita, who was captured by Ravana, king of Lanka. This amazing and wonderful story goes beyond the mere description of the rescue of Sita; it explains the duties of the ideal wife, the ideal servant, the ideal father, the ideal brother and the ideal king. The Ramayana is a great work telling about human values such as boldness, loyalty, honor, love, etc.
It could be seen as a myth, but for Hindu people it is real. I believe it is real, but I think it was written in a symbolic way and not in a literal way, as all sacred books and ancient myths did. Such a glorious book keeps shining in the XXI century. Movies had made telling the great story of Rama, the ideal man, the ideal husband, the ideal hero, the ideal king!