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Ramayana Quiz

This series is more than a usual Ramayan Quiz. It is an attempt to understand some general aspects of the epic Ramayana.How many Kandas or Books are there in Ramayana?What is the title of the first Kanda?How many verses are there in Ramayana?In the first chapter of Ramayana, to which sage does Valmiki ask to name the best man on earth?To which lineage does Lord Rama belong?On which riverbank was Sage Valmiki standing when he saw a pair of birds and a hunter trying to kill it, which eventually led to writing of the epic Ramayana?Which bird was hunted down by the fowler in front of sage Valmiki?What are the first two words of the famous verse that Valmiki uttered on seeing the bird getting killed and which led to the composition of the Ramayana?Who among the Trimurti’s came to console Valmiki who was overwhelmed by the sorrow caused by the death of the bird?Did Sage Valmiki teach the Ramayana to Lav and Kush, the sons of Lord Ram and Sita?Is it true to say that the Ramayana we get to he…