Samskara Ramayana is a compilation and edition of some important selected portions from Ramcaraitmanasa to suit various occasions and thus to sanctify our lives. The human lifespan has been considered under seven headings, namely, birth and birthday, start of schooling, marriage, entering a new house, any happy even and, distressful situation, and death. We selected appropriate portions from R?macaritm?nasa to be recited from all seven kandas (chapters) to suit these occasions. For each occasion, several episodes/portions or verses have been included so that the reader can make his own selection. It will provide an opportunity to understand various episodes in depth; they have been presented according to the serial order of kandas (chapters) and dohas. Some episodes or portions have been included in more than one section because they are so meaningful, beautiful and full of values that their repeated recitation may help transform our lives. It is hoped that the recitation of these verses take place not only for formal prayers on various occasions but also to disseminate the living and eternal values of Ramayana to each and everyone. There is also a brief commentary on the significance and importance of each section in general and the portions that have come under them specifically.
Dr. Vinod Bala Arun