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What Does Ramayana Mean? – Meaning of the term Ramayan

Ramayan is one among the two epics in Hinduism and is popularly referred as Story of Lord Ram. But what is the meaning of the term ‘Ramayana.’ Ramayana is a compound word - Rama + Ayana. Aayana means journey. Ramayana means the journey of Sri Rama.

Yet another interpretation suggests that Ayana means abode and Ramayana literally means ‘the abode of Rama.’

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