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Nouf, who is also a Padma Shri awardee for being the first certified yoga instructor in Saudi Arabia, tweeted about the new curriculum on April 15.(Twitter/BishtLokinder representative image)

Saudi Arabia's new curriculum to include Ramayana, Mahabharata

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2021 04:24 PM IST
As part of the Vision 2030 of the Saudi Prince, other significant elements of Indian culture like yoga and Ayurveda apart from the Ramayana and Mahabharata will also be included in the school curriculum, according to media reports.
Ram Navami 2021: Date, history, significance and celebration in India(Twitter/Pranjal_97_)
Ram Navami 2021: Date, history, significance and celebration in India(Twitter/Pranjal_97_)

Ram Navami 2021: Date, history, significance and celebration in India

UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 09:41 AM IST
  • Ram Navami 2021: Here’s all you need to know about the date, history, significance and celebration of the birth of Ram in India
Amitabh Bachchan will sing Hanuman Chalisa in Ramyug.
Amitabh Bachchan will sing Hanuman Chalisa in Ramyug.

Amitabh lends vocals to Hanuman Chalisa for Kunal Kohli's new series Ramyug

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 09:01 PM IST
  • Actor Amitabh Bachchan will lend his voice and recite the Hanuman Chalisa for upcoming series on MX Player called Ramyug.
Dipika Chikhlia as Sita in Ramayana.
Dipika Chikhlia as Sita in Ramayana.

Ramayan returns to TV screens a year after lockdown telecast

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 10:33 PM IST
Actor Dipika Chikhlia Topiwala, who played Sita on the show, took to Instagram to inform her fans about its rerun.
Ramayana Museum and Cultural Centre to be established between Ayodhya, Lucknow(Twitter/BishtLokinder)
Ramayana Museum and Cultural Centre to be established between Ayodhya, Lucknow(Twitter/BishtLokinder)

Ramayana Museum and Cultural Centre to be established between Ayodhya, Lucknow

ANI |
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2021 09:25 PM IST
Envisaged by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, construction of the 'Ramayana Museum and Cultural Center' is proposed to take shape in about 10 acres of land marked on the Lucknow-Ayodhya highway, 54 km from Lucknow and 64 km from Ayodhya.
Actor Arun Govil joined the BJP in Delhi on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Actor Arun Govil joined the BJP in Delhi on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

Actor Arun Govil, famous as Lord Ram of ‘Ramayan’ TV series, joins BJP

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2021 07:36 PM IST
He joined the BJP just ahead of the assembly elections in four states and the union territory of Puducherry.
In his recent artwork, Venkatesh has depicted the Ramayana through abstract painting technique.(ANI)
In his recent artwork, Venkatesh has depicted the Ramayana through abstract painting technique.(ANI)

Hyderabad painter recreates Ramayana through abstract painting technique

ANI | , Hyderabad (telangana) [india]
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 11:09 AM IST
A Hyderabad-based concept abstract painter, Kandunoori Venkatesh has been creating artworks based on social causes. He said that art is the best way to express one's feelings.
Stories in Hindu epics help us envision a better India, he said. (Representational Image) (PTI)
Stories in Hindu epics help us envision a better India, he said. (Representational Image) (PTI)

Yogi Adityanath launches Global Encyclopedia of Ramayana

PTI | , Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:31 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday launched the Global Encyclopedia of the Ramayana and said that this epic and the Mahabharata give the best life lessons.
Ayush Kumar Khuntia has named the epic "Pilaka Ramayana".(ANI)
Ayush Kumar Khuntia has named the epic "Pilaka Ramayana".(ANI)

10-year-old boy writes Ramayana in Odia during lockdown

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:03 PM IST
The book has 104 pages in Ayush Kumar Khuntia's mother tongue, Odia.
Obama says he had never been to India before his Presidential visit in 2010, but the country had “always held a special place in my imagination”.(Reuters)
Obama says he had never been to India before his Presidential visit in 2010, but the country had “always held a special place in my imagination”.(Reuters)

‘Spent childhood years listening to Ramayana and Mahabharata’: Barack Obama

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 11:35 AM IST
In “A Promised Land”, Obama gives an account of his journey from the 2008 election campaign to the end of his first term with the daring Abbottabad (Pakistan) raid that killed al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.
Varanasi’s famous Ramnagar Ramlila.(HT file photo)
Varanasi’s famous Ramnagar Ramlila.(HT file photo)

Covid-19: Varanasi’s Ramnagar Ramlila may not be staged this year

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By Sudhir Kumar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2020 11:07 AM IST
Ramnagar Ramlila had started in the early 1800s during the reign of the then Kashi Naresh, Maharaja Udit Narayan Singh. Each year, it starts on Anant Chaturdashi and continues for the next 31 days
Prabhas will be seen next in Radhe Shyam.
Prabhas will be seen next in Radhe Shyam.

Prabhas’ next mega budget project titled Adipurush, could be an adaptation of Ramayana

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 10:45 AM IST
Baahubali star Prabhas will work with Tanhaji director Om Raut in a new film, titled Adipurush. The film is expected to be an adaptation of the Indian epic, Ramayana.
People lit earthen lamps at Har ki Pauri on the occasion of foundation laying ceremony of Ram temple at Ayodhya, in Haridwar on Wednesday.(ANI)
People lit earthen lamps at Har ki Pauri on the occasion of foundation laying ceremony of Ram temple at Ayodhya, in Haridwar on Wednesday.(ANI)

To boost religious tourism in Himalayan state, Uttarakhand to develop ‘Ramayana Circuit’

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Under the initiative, officials are keen to bring holy sites associated with Ramayana and build them for tourists to visit and learn about.
Chaturanga is a followup to The Rise of Shivagami
Chaturanga is a followup to The Rise of Shivagami

The kingdom of Mahishmathi in my novels is darker and grimmer: Anand

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 10:59 PM IST
Anand Neelakantan explains the challenges that arise when one is writing a prequel to a successful film franchise
Green Ramayana Park took over six months to develop in Kumaon’s Haldwani area and is the first of its kind thematic project touching the little-explored aspect of Ramayana.(HT photo)
Green Ramayana Park took over six months to develop in Kumaon’s Haldwani area and is the first of its kind thematic project touching the little-explored aspect of Ramayana.(HT photo)

In a first, Uttarakhand develops ‘Green’ Ramayana Park with plant species associated with Lord Rama

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 11:32 AM IST
Experts found that around 90 percent of the 139 species that have been mentioned in Ramayana are still found in the areas originally mentioned in the religious manuscript.
Vidyut Jammwal interviews Tony Jaa.
Vidyut Jammwal interviews Tony Jaa.

Vidyut Jammwal interviews Tony Jaa, says Thai star should play Hanuman in the Ramayana

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 07:05 PM IST
Vidyut Jammwal launched his interview series X-Rayed with a chat with Tony Jaa. Watch here.
The composition of the Ramayana in regional languages began about 1,000 years ago with a Tamil retelling by Kamban(Parth Garg)
The composition of the Ramayana in regional languages began about 1,000 years ago with a Tamil retelling by Kamban(Parth Garg)

HT Brunch Cover Story: 5 stories from the Ramayana you haven’t heard before

Hindustan Times | By Devdutt Pattanaik
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 12:53 AM IST
Regional languages are packed with delightful retellings of the Ramayana that include stories not found in the oldest documents
Brazil President Jair Messias Bolsonaro had written the letter after his phone call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.(PIB)
Brazil President Jair Messias Bolsonaro had written the letter after his phone call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.(PIB)

‘Like Lord Hanuman…’: Brazil Prez sends note to Modi on Covid-19 drug

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 02:48 PM IST
The Brazil President requested for resumption of hydroxychloroquine supplies that were already in the pipeline
Tablighi Jamaat members were deboarded from a flight to Malaysia on Sunday afternoon.(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)
Tablighi Jamaat members were deboarded from a flight to Malaysia on Sunday afternoon.(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 PM:8 Malaysians linked to Tablighi Jamaat deboarded from rescue flight and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 04:58 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Ramayana scene inspired memes have taken over Twitter.(Twitter/@chaudharayin)
The Ramayana scene inspired memes have taken over Twitter.(Twitter/@chaudharayin)

Ramayana scene becomes a hit meme on Twitter. Laughter guaranteed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2020 10:39 AM IST
Twitter users are sharing hilarious life situations represented through a particular scene from Ramayana.
History, Significance, Wishes, Quotes, Greetings on Ram Navami 2020.
History, Significance, Wishes, Quotes, Greetings on Ram Navami 2020.

Happy Ram Navami 2020: History, Significance, Wishes, Quotes, Greetings on this auspicious day

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 07:41 AM IST
Ram Navami, celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Rama, falls on April 2 this year. Send these wishes, quotes and greetings on WhatsApp, SMS or Facebook messenger to your loved ones on this auspicious day.
(Left) Karamchand, Vikram Aur Betaal and Fauji were hit serials in their time.
(Left) Karamchand, Vikram Aur Betaal and Fauji were hit serials in their time.

With Ramayan, Mahabharat back on TV screens amid lockdown, here are shows we’d love to watch again

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 07:08 AM IST
As India battles Covid-19 amid a 21-day lockdown, many of the most-loved TV serials are coming back on the TV screens beginning with Ramayan and followed by Mahabharat. Here’s a list of serials which we would love watch again.
For most part, what survives in popular memory, is the vision of people performing an aarti in front of their television sets as Ramayana played every Sunday.(Livemint Archive)
For most part, what survives in popular memory, is the vision of people performing an aarti in front of their television sets as Ramayana played every Sunday.(Livemint Archive)

The making of the epics into popular Indian television shows

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Poulomi Banerjee
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 10:45 AM IST
As the hit show makes a return, the makers recall people performing an aarti in front of TV sets every Sunday.
Rama and Hanuman in Sita Sings the Blues.
Rama and Hanuman in Sita Sings the Blues.

Many hues of the Hindu legend

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deepanjana Pal
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 07:02 AM IST
Ramayana has enchanted people across the world for years. From dance forms to critically acclaimed films, the epic has influenced art everywhere.
Arun Govil, Sunil Lahri and Dara Singh played the roles of Ram, Lakshman and Hanuman, respectively, in the 1987 show.(HT Archive)
Arun Govil, Sunil Lahri and Dara Singh played the roles of Ram, Lakshman and Hanuman, respectively, in the 1987 show.(HT Archive)

33 years on, what became of the cast of Ramayana?

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Madhusree Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 06:20 AM IST
What were the lives of the cast of Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana like before they stepped into these avatars of deities, and what was it like after?
BJP MP Nishikant Dubey speaking in the Lok Sabha on Dec 2, 2019. (ANI photo)
BJP MP Nishikant Dubey speaking in the Lok Sabha on Dec 2, 2019. (ANI photo)

‘GDP not Ramayana or Bible, will not be used in future’: BJP MP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 05:53 PM IST
The latest GDP numbers mark the longest continuous deceleration in gross domestic product (GDP) growth, which has been slowing for six straight quarters.
On A look at Tamil Nadu’s disappearing livelihoods, advice from the Vedas and the Puranas on getting rich, and a new translation of Valmiki’s Ramayana(HT Team)
On A look at Tamil Nadu’s disappearing livelihoods, advice from the Vedas and the Puranas on getting rich, and a new translation of Valmiki’s Ramayana(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 08:20 PM IST
A book on the disappearing livelihoods of Tamil Nadu, lessons from the Vedas and the Puranas on getting rich and a new translation of Valmiki’s Ramayana - all that on this week’s list of good reads
(Screengrab/ANI)
(Screengrab/ANI)

Jaipur artist Sharad Mathur pens Ramcharitmanas with paintbrush, will donate it to Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir

Jaipur, Rajasthan | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 04:16 PM IST
Sharad Mathur has written the Ramcharitmanas with a paintbrush in over 3,000 pages and now wishes to donate it to the Ram Temple to be built in Ayodhya as he wanted to ‘offer something unique to Lord Ram’.
Sonakshi Sinha was trolled online after she couldn’t answer a Ramayana based question on Kaun Banega Crorepati.(IANS)
Sonakshi Sinha was trolled online after she couldn’t answer a Ramayana based question on Kaun Banega Crorepati.(IANS)

UP minister calls Sonakshi Sinha a ‘dhan pashu’ after Kaun Banega Crorepati gaffe: ‘All they care about is earning money’

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 10:46 AM IST
UP minister Sunil Bharala is furious at Sonakshi Sinha after she couldn’t answer a question based on Ramayana during Kaun Banega Crorepati.
The 2:20-minute footage, with the timestamp of April 20, has been repeatedly shared on social media platforms, including Twitter.
The 2:20-minute footage, with the timestamp of April 20, has been repeatedly shared on social media platforms, including Twitter.

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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 05:13 PM IST
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