Mythology (Epics) and Puranas of India
The two great epics of India are the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. It is said that to understand these two stories is in large measure to understand India. Certainly, the Ramayana and Mahabharata have exercised a profound influence upon India. Her poets and dramatists, have found a rich source of material in the legends of the epics, the national heroes whom the stories celebrate, and the truths of which they are a dramatic expression. Click on highlighted titles to learn more.