The earliest known reference of Ramayana in
The various written version of Ramayana in
Kakawin Ramayana is credited to Yogishvara and is considered to be the oldest version of Ramayana in
Two of the popular modern adaptations of Kakawin Ramayana are Serat Ram and Carit Ramayana.
The Javanese Uttarakanda is an independent literary work and describes mainly the genealogy of demons and Vanar Sena (Monkeys).
The Serat Kanda and Rama Kling version of Ramayana in
Serat Kanda is incorporated with legends and tales from Islam. Several important aspects of Ramayana are missing and some new chapters are added in Serat Kanda.
Elements of Mahabharata are also added in Serat Kanda. This Ramayana says that Ravana was exiled to Lanka by his father. Mandodari, the wife of Ravana, in the original Ramayana is portrayed as wife of King Dasharath and she is later given to Ravan. There are so many other such aspects which a follower of Ramayan might consider offensive.