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Different Versions of the Ramayana in India

The original or Adi Ramayan by Sage Valmiki has been adapted or translated into the various regional languages in India . Majority of them are not mere literal translation instead they all have their own distinguishing features. Different Versions of the Ramayana in India Ramcharitmanas written by Tulsidas in the 16th century is the Ramayana version popular in North India . In Urdu, it the Pothi Ramayana written in 17 th century. In Jammu and Kashmir , it is Kashmiri Ramavatara Charita written in 19th century. In Punjab , it is the Ramavatara written in 17 th century by Guru Gobind Singh. In Gujarat , it is the Tulsi-krita Ramayana a Gujarati adaptation of Tulisdas Ramayana in 17th century by poet Premanand. In Maharashtra , it is the Marathi Bhavartha Ramayana written by Eknath in the 16 th century. There is also reference of Ramayana being translated into old Marathi during the 12 th or 13 th century. In Assam , it

Goddess Saraswati in Japan - Hindu Goddess Saraswati is Benaziten in Japanese Culture

Goddess Saraswati is known as Benzaiten in Japan . She is the only female among the Seven Lucky Gods of Japan. In Hinduism, Saraswati is the Goddess of learning and is depicted playing the Veena. Like in Hindu culture, Benzaiten is the goddess of music, dancing, acting, and good fortune. She is generally depicted carrying a Japanese mandolin called biwa. She is also portrayed as playing a lute.