Seven Kandas of Ramayana

The Hindu Epic Ramayana is divided into seven kandas (books) which deals with the major events in the life of Lord Rama, the 7th avatar of Mahavishnu. Ramayana was penned by Sage Valmiki and is written in a 32-syllable meter called “anustubh”.

The 7 Kandas of epic Ramayana are

1) Bala Kanda
2) Ayodhya Kanda
3) Aranya Kanda
4) Kishkindha Kanda
5) Sundara Kanda
6) Yuddha Kanda
7) Uttara Kanda

Bala Kanda - 1st Book

Bala Kand begins with the story of Dasharatha, the king of Ayodhya, performing Putrakameshti Yagna - a fire sacrifice for attaining a child. As a result King Dasharatha is blessed with four children Lord Rama born to Kausalya, Bharata is born to Kaikeyi, and Lakshmana and Shatrughna are born to Sumitra.  Balakanda of Ramayana depicts the life of Lord Ram’s childhood and his marriage to Sita Devi.

Ayodhya Kanda - 2nd Book

Ayodhya Kand of Ramayana narrates the arrangements for the coronation of Lord Rama and his exile into the forest for 14 years for the sake of his father's honour.

Picture of Seven Kandas of Ramayana, Hindu epic of Lord Rama

Aranya Kanda - 3rd Book

In Aranya Kand, Sage Valmiki tells the story of Lord Ram’s life in the forest and the kidnapping of Sita by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka.

Kishkindha Kanda - 4th Book

Kishkindha Kand narrates the story of Lord Ram and Hanuman. The story of vanara King Vali (also known as Bali) and Sugriva of the kingdom of Kishkindha also features in this kanda.

Sundara Kanda - 5th Book

Sundara Kand depicts the story of the Hindu Monkey God Hanuman and his travel to Lanka in search of Seetha.

Yuddha Kanda - 6th Book

Yuddha Kand narrates the battle of Lord Ram and King Ravana.

Uttara Kanda - 7th Book

Uttara Kand of Ramayan depicts the story of the birth of the two sons of Lord Ram - Lava and Kusha and their coronation as the throne of Ayodhya. Being the last part of Hindu epic Ramayana, this kanda also describes about Lord Rama’s final departure from the world.

13 comments:

  1. shri ram jai ram jai jai ram
    ram chran shukh dai jai shri ram

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  2. Yuddha kand should replace by Lanka kand

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    1. Granths are never false. There may be a deep reason for it's name as Yudh Kand.

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    2. yes, you are right... even sundara kanda is the part of lanka so they might have differentiated it with 2 names. The reason behind ram's incarnation is to kill the demon in a war.so, Yuddha kanda is appropriate.

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  3. ram siya ram , siya ram, jai jai ram...

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  4. Thank you this really helped beacuse i am a christian and i go to a hindu school...

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  5. Thank u its very helpful for my projects

    And even for knowledge

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  6. Hare Ram ..Hare Ram ...
    Hare Krishna ...Hare Ram..

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  7. Jai Sita Ram
    It so gracious of you and very enlightening
    thanks and continue your divine path

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  8. What's the difference "Aadi kanda Aur Bala kanda"?

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    1. as per my knowledge ...adhi means "from the presence of" or "early " which the "THE BEGINNING" . this book contains the description of how rama was born and brought up which means the younger stages(bala = child) of his life upto his marriage with sita.

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