This podcast includes an authentic Sanskrit recitation and the reading of a genuine translation in English by Gita Press, Gorakhpur, India. This is not a western translation of the Valmiki Ramayana, nor a re-telling in any form. It is translated by Hindus from within the tradition, and it is thereby recommended as the most authentic recitation and English reading available.
The Ramayana recitation by Sriram-ghanapaathi HariSitaramamurti-ghanapathi is taken from archive.org. The reading is from the English version of Srimad Valmiki Ramayan translation by Gita Press, Gorakhpur, India.
With the concurrence of Markandeya and other sages, Vasishta despatches messengers to call back Bharata and Shatrugna from their maternal grandfather's. They leave forthwith for the capital of Kekaya and quickly enter that city.
Recitation: 00:00 - 04:06
Translation: 04:07 - 10:12
Attributing the rise and fall of a kingdom to the presence and disappearance of its ruler, Markandeya and other great sages, who attended the king's court the following day, urge Vasishta to install any of the princes on the throne immediately.
Recitation: 00:00 - 06:21
Translation: 06:22 - 16:21