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IGNCA to record and document Tribal Ramayanas

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) is currently recording and documenting the different tribal versions of Ramayana or Ram Katha. There is no clear record regarding the number of versions of Ramayana. Each society, whether it is tribal or non-tribal, has interpreted the Ramayana from its point of view.This ambitious project by IGNCA primarily aims to preserve the different forms of Ramayana narrative the tribals in India have been following for centuries. Tribal Ramayanas have been usually passed from one generation to another through oral tradition. Written records are very rare.By recording the various forms of tribal Ramayana, IGNCA will be doing a great service to those people who are interested in knowing more about Ramayana.RelatedDifferent versions of Ramayana around the World
Different versions of Ramayana in India

Swami Suddhananda Sayings

To love someone for what he or she is, first I must love myself. My love must begin with who I am. When I know that I am a lovable Self, then I automatically can understand that the same self is everywhere and in everybody. Then loving other people becomes natural and spontaneous. When you say the ‘I am the physical body’ you are swallowing up the identities of three billion or more individual cells. These little cells cannot believe they are part of a macrocosm, the human body. They have their own life span of a few seconds, in which they are born, grow and die. In the same way it is difficult for a man to comprehend the Totality, Ishwara, the Macrocosm.Swami Suddhananda

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