Posted August 16, 2009on:
Yes!! I have completed reading Adhyatma Ramayanam. Thanks to the audio version, in a few days I was able to read Malayalam pretty good, but to be honest it was hard to interpret half the stuff. So I downloaded the English version of Ramayana text also and this helped me.
The Ramayana is held in such high reverence that the mere reading or hearing of it, is believed by the Hindus, to shower blessings upon the reader or listener. So I guess im blessed now :-). But I doubt, since none is gained unless the true meaning and understanding is got.
I had only two intentions while reading the Ramayanam. One being able to complete it in Karakadaka month and second being able to know the whole story!!
I was only aware of the main story in the epic but not the innumerable sub-stories. It was really interesting!! Maybe sometime later ill blog a few of the small sub-stories in both Ramayanam and Mahabharata.
The true interpretation and significance needs more than my simple thoughts!!