The Ramayana was first written by Valmiki the robber-turned-sage. Valmiki Ramayana is called adi Kavyam, the Very First Kavyam,EPIC. The original life story of Ram is the Valmiki Ramayana which is in Samskrita. Like many other poets Tulsidas also wrote his book called Ramacharimanas in avdhi language. The story of Rama was narrated to him by Narada. Once he witnessed a bird being killed by a hunter and heard the heart-rending cry of the bird’s mate. He felt the pain and out of this pain he was inspired to write the Ramayana. The date of Valmiki’s Ramayana has bee stated by various sources as between 1500 BC and 500 BC.
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