Palm leaf Ramayana exhibited at Guruvayur Devaswom library


Ramayanas being exhibited at Guruvayur Devaswom library

Guruvayur: Guruvayur Devaswom library has a grand collection of Ramayanas, including those written as palm-leaf manuscripts which will be kept for exhibition starting Sunday. There are 28 palm-leaf manuscripts and 800 copies of more than 30 different Ramayanas.

A wide collection ranging from Adhyatma Ramayana, Valmiki Ramayana, Kamba Ramayana, Vasistha Ramayana, Kannassa Ramayana and Agastya Ramayana to Mappila Ramayana and children's Ramayana are here. Chithra Ramayana written on palm-leaf manuscripts is remarkable. The gramophone record of Ramavatara Charita is another attractive piece here.

The books at the library include Ramayana dramas and Ramayana poems. The editions are in many languages including English, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Sanskrit and Telugu.

The exhibition was inaugurated by the Devaswom Chairman Dr V K Vijayan.


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