Ramayana (Sanskrit for “Rama’s journey”) — is a Sanskrit epic poem composed of 24 000 verses. It is ascribed to a sage Valmiki. The Ramayana narrates about life and deeds of Rama, the seventh avatar of Vishnu. The center of the poem is Rama’s search for his wife Sita abducted by demon Ravana. The poem is written in the Anushtubh, a meter where each line has thirty two syllables. Alongside with the Mahabharata, the Ramayana is one of the most significant artifacts of Hindu literature and philosophy.