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  Ramakian: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Ramakian
The most famous version is the one written by King Rama I from 1807, a shorter version was written by King Rama II[?].
The murals in the Wat Phra Kaew depict the whole story of Ramakian, as well as many of the statues depict characters from it.
Thai Ramayana (abridged) as written by King Rama I, The story of Ramakian - From the Mural Paintings along the Galleries of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, ISBN 9747588358
www.encyclopedian.com /ra/Ramakian.html   (163 words)

  
 Ramakian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ramakian is the Thai version of the Ramayana mythological epos.
Even the names of the characters were changed, like the god Narayana which is called Narai.
The story of Ramakian - From the Mural Paintings along the Galleries of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, ISBN 9747588358
publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/r/ra/ramakian.html   (149 words)

  
 The Story of the Khon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The subject matter of the Khon is taken from the Ramakian, the Thai version of the Ramayana, and ancient Sanskrit legend.
The major portion of the Ramakian deals with the war between Rama, the rightful King of Ayutaya, and Totsakan, the island of Lanka's evil King who had abducted Rama's beautiful wife, Sita, and taken her to Lanka.
Devas and Rishis whose names are mentioned in the Ramakian are not definitely classified as belonging to one side or the other of the two belligerents.
www.spiritofthailand.com /story.htm   (246 words)

  
 » Joe Louis Theater «   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ramakian means the story of Rama, and is the Thai version of the Indian epic, Ramayana.
Rama is a prince of the city-state of Ayotaya who, through palace intrigue, is forced into exile in the forest for 14 years.
The staging of the complete story of the Ramakian with its innumerable and often convoluted sub-plots could take several weeks of continuous performance, day and night, if every detail is included.
www.joelouis-theater.com /eng/performances.htm   (141 words)

  
 Rama3
The Ramakian also resembles versions which are prevalent in Indonesia and Malaysia (Bridhyakorn, and Yupho 1962, P.5 and Desai 1969, p.165).
Despite its origin, the Ramakian is very Thai in character; the Thai people have changed the story to suit their taste.
One of the most popular ones was that written by Rama I of the Chakri dynasty during the eighteenth century (Cadiz 1975, P.45).
www.seasite.niu.edu /Thai/literature/ramakian/introduction.htm   (804 words)

  
 Drama of Thailand
The Khon marked drama is derived from Indian temple rituals and dancing and draws its story line from the Ramakian, the Thai version of the Indian epic Ramayana.
During the Ayutthaya period, the khon was acted by accomplished male court retainers playing both male and female roles because until the 19th century the movements were throught too strenuous for women to perform.
Lakhon plots are drawn mainly from Ramakian, the Jatakas, and folk stories.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/7153/p7153/drama.htm   (762 words)

  
 ClubEX.org Presents The Tours Of Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In addition to scenes from the Ramakian, lakhon nai performances may include traditional Thai folk tales; whatever the story, text is always sung.
A single puppet master manipulates the cutouts, which are bound to the ends of buffalo-horn handles.
Stories are drawn from Thai folk tales, particularly Phra Aphaimani, and occasionally from the Ramakian.
www.clubex.org /_pages/Activities/Shows/shows_desription.htm   (1067 words)

  
 M a h i d o l   U n i v e r s i t y  - - - -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
One of the most important Thai literary works is the Ramakian, a uniquely Thai version of the Indian epic, the Ramayana.
Early Thai version of the Ramakian were lost in the destruction of Ayutthaya.
King Rama II composed two episodes of the Ramakian for classical drama purposes and wrote several other epic poems, including the Inao, a romance with a Javanese background.
www.mahidol.ac.th /thailand/literature.html   (1396 words)

  
 Thai Arts - Drama
The khon masked drama is derived from Indian temple rituals and dancing and draws its story line from the Ramakian, the the Thai version of the Indian epic Ramayana.
During the Ayutthaya period, the khon was acted by accomplished male court retainers playing both male and female roles because until the 19th century the movements were thought too strenuous for women to perform.
Lakhon plots are drawn mainly from the Ramakian, the Jatakas, and folk stories, Khon and Lakhon costumes are identical, but Lakhon dance movements are more graceful, sensual, and fluid, the upper torso and hands being particularly expressive with conventionalized movements portraying specific emotions.
sunsite.au.ac.th /thailand/Thai_Arts/drama.html   (752 words)

  
 The Art of Thai Dance
The most famous of the two is khon, which is a masked dance dramatization of the Ramakien, a moral tale concerning the struggles of Prince Rama and Hanuman's monkey army against the forces of evil, led by a 10-headed demon.
The epic tale of the Ramakian shapes classical Thai arts more than any other story.
The Ramakian is a local version of the Indian Ramayana epic, which began at the founding of the rival cities of Ayutthaya, capital of the god, and Langka, city of the demons (
faculty.sxu.edu /~rabe/studentwork/thai_dance.htm   (842 words)

  
 Amazing Thai Culture - The best of Thailand culture Guide
One of the most important Thai literary pieces is the Ramakian, an epic derived from the Ramayana of India.
Traditional khon is a very expensive production-Ravana's retinue alone (Ravana is the Ramakian's principal villain) consists of over a hundred demons, each with a distinctive mask.
In addition to scenes from the Ramakian, lakhon nai performances may include traditional Thai fold tales; whatever the story.
www.thaiairline.com /en/travelinfo_culture.asp   (2698 words)

  
 Galleries or Phra Rabiang
It was through this portal that the ladies of the Palace used to make their way to the Royal Chapel for worship, merit-making and other religious ceremonies.
The gallery is noted for its murals depicting the entire Ramakian (the Thai version of the Ramayana epic).
The verses telling the story of the painting are inscribed on marble slabs imbedded on the four sides of each pillar supporting the gallery roof.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/7153/pakao22.htm   (418 words)

  
 tips4me.com - misc. world facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
King Rama I who ruled Thailand in the late eighteenth century is believed to have composed the Ramakian -- an adaptation of the Ramayana tailored to incorporate Buddhist ideas.
King Rama encouraged the representation of the Ramakian as a dance drama and is even believed to have chalked out a curriculum to be followed for systematic training.
Ravana, known as Tosakanth in the Ramakian is not depicted as the bad rakshasa.
www.tips4me.com /tips/gk/preview_main.asp?tip=mwf_mwf3   (562 words)

  
 AsiaFinest Discussion Forum > The Ramakien!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The long and convoluted tale revolves around the struggle between these two antagonistic forces, the principal action focusing on the trials and tribulations of Ayutthaya's Prince Rama, the abduction of his wife, Sita, and the eventual defeat of Langka by Hanuman and his army of monkey warriors.
On the outer wall of the main chapel is a series of marble bas relief's depicting a selection of connected scenes from the epic tale in a set of 152 panels.
The king and his court poets composed new versions of the Ramakian (the Thai version of the Indian Ramayana epic) and the Inao (based on the Javanese Panji story).
www.asiafinest.com /forum/lofiversion/index.php/t41392.html   (3756 words)

  
 About Ramayana & Khon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ramakian is very Thai in character; Thai people have changed the story to suit their taste.
What may be said with confidence is that both Khon and Nang Yai, a shadow puppet play based on the Ramakian and believed to be the forerunner of Khon, existed during a period in history when kings all over Southeast Asia were intentionally adopting Indian ideas on how to govern a country.
Indian religious ideas were especially popular because the kings could then equate themselves with the gods and thus legitimize their rule.
ramayana.freeservers.com /about-Khon.htm   (412 words)

  
 Dance Spirit Magazine - Thai Teachings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
“The heart of the Ramakian is the basic foundation for much of Thai art and literature, similar to what the Bible or Greek mythology is to Western and European art and literature,” Yincharoen explains.
The Ramakian is a classic tale of good versus evil, with unforgettable characters of divine power and greatness.
Training for Thai dance is not easy, as students must first learn hundreds of different ma boads, or “mother verses.” Ma boads are like mini dances or poses —each with its own meaning woven together to form a complete story.
www.dancespirit.com /backissues/dec01/worldstage.shtml   (840 words)

  
 :: Thailand in Brief ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Nang yai is performed in various celebrations or the Phra Men Fair, and the story that is performed is usually an episode of the Ramakian (Ramayana) that has a fighting scene to make the script amusing and exciting.
Because nang yai is formal and is difficult to perform, it is beginning to disappear.
Khon presents stories only from the Ramakian, and although it has an Indian influence, it has a Thai identity because the characters wear hua khon (masks) to make it easier for the audience to understand the story and enjoy it more.
www.prd.go.th /ebook/inbrief/culture/culture_06.html   (752 words)

  
 Beautiful Patterns, Common Threads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The khon dance portrays stories from the Ramakian, which is Thailand's version of the Hindu epic Ramayana.
Even the title of the story suggests a difference that tells much about Thai values: "Ramakian" means "Glory of Rama", which reflects the Thai people's historical support of a strong kings.
Stories like the Ramakian are considered part of Thailand's tradition of "classical" literature.
members.aol.com /kebyar/thailand/thai1.htm   (1586 words)

  
 Married to the Demon King
With striking creativity, Sri Daoruang has placed the familiar characters of the Ramakian, the Thai epic based on the Indian Ramayana, within the Bangkok of today.
By re-envisioning their relationships and adventures, she portrays husband and wife relations in Thai society, cloaked in the comforting garments of myth and laced with the kind of humor readers appreciate most—ironic, sarcastic, earthy, and compassionate.
She introduces the tales with a lively discussion of the writer and her context, retells the plotline of the classical Ramakian, and then presents the translated tales, in which the demon king, contrary to expectation, is a most gentle and endearing demon.
www.silkwormbooks.info /each_titles/e_thailand/demonking.html   (251 words)

  
 Ramakien - TheBestLinks.com - Ramakian, India, Thailand, 1797, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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Ramakien is Thailand's national epic, derived from the Indian Ramayana epic.
www.thebestlinks.com /Ramakian.html   (277 words)

  
 NICKY GIFTSHOP
Ramakian is the Thai version of the india epic Ramayana, which have created the Khon Mask performing dance.
The ornate papier mache masks, decorated with gold, lacquer, and paste jewels, are works of art and perfectly portray the protagonists’ personalities.
We present to you,Handmade plaster cement magnet which capture the character in Thai Literature (Ramakian) and present as a unique design and delicately made magnet
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 Christopher Adler: Epilogue for a Dark Day: About the Cover   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Sita captive in the palace of Totsakan, a detail from the 74th panel of the Ramakian murals at Wat Phrasrirattana Sassadaram, colloquially known as Wat Phra Kaeo or "the temple of the Emerald Buddha" in Bangkok, Thailand.
The walls of this most spectacular temple in Thailand are painted with 178 murals depicting the story of the Ramakian (the Thai version of the Hindu Ramayana epic).
The murals were first painted between 1782 and 1809 and have been repainted and repaired several times since.
home.sandiego.edu /~cadler/epilogue-cover.html   (320 words)

  
 Thailand Arts and Cultures
However, the most influential piece of classical literature is probably the Ramakian, based on the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana, the story of Prince Rama’s search for his kidnapped Princess Sita.
One of Thailand’s stunning theater productions is Khon, a traditional drama with masked human, monkey and demon characters recreating scenes from the Ramakian.
More popular locally is Li-Kay, featuring extravagantly dressed players bounding through sets of melodrama and loony humor to a lively mix of classical and folk music.
www.circleofasia.com /guide/thailand-arts.asp   (272 words)

  
 Wat Phra Kaew - TheBestLinks.com - Buddhism, English language, India, Laos, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It finally came to Bangkok when King Taksin fought with Laos and his general Chakri (the later King Rama I) brought it first to Thonburi, and in 1784 it was moved to its final location.
The wall surrounding the temple area - from the outside only a plain white wall - is painted with scenes from the Thai version of the Ramayana mythology, the Ramakian.
Several statues in the temple area resemble figures from this story, most notably the giants (yak), five-meter high statues.
www.thebestlinks.com /Wat_Phra_Kaew.html   (331 words)

  
 Razzle Dazzle — Thailand
This golden prang is surrounded by workers installing an elaborate scaffolding.
Surrounding the wat are a series of 178 murals depicting scenes from the Ramakian story (photo #4).
The murals are separated by marble pillars inscribed with details of the story.
www.gotouring.com /razzledazzle/thailand/thai2.html   (411 words)

  
 Wat Phra Kaeo - Bangkok Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The late Ayutthata-style murals on the surrounding walls depict the lives of Buddha, and the superb door pannels with mother-of-pearl inlay illustrate scenes from the Ramakian, the Thai version of the Indian Ramayana.
The nearby model of Cambodia was once under Thai rule.
The whole ground is enclosed by galleries decorated with superb nural depicting the Ramakian.
www.hotelvisit.com /watbkk/wat2.html   (280 words)

  
 Detail Of Murals Depicting Scenes From Ramakian Lining Walls Of Wat Phra Kaew Bangkok Thailand picture
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 Southeast Asia Publications-Monographs and Texts by Author
An introduction to the classic Thai epic poem, the Ramakian, including detailed analysis of the poem's structure.
Also includes a highly readable translation of the section in which Hanuman goes to Lanka.
and the insights into the structure of the Ramakian that Bofman provides are truly illuminating" - Thomas W. Gething, Journal of Asian Studies".
www.niu.edu /cseas/seap/publista.html   (2183 words)

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