|Publisher||Government Oriental Manuscripts Library, Madras|
Sri Ramayanamu (Telugu శ్రీ రామాయణము) is the magnum opus work by Katta Varadaraju in Telugu based on the Hindu epic Ramayana. This Ramayana presented to the Telugu public for the first time is a unique production of Dwipada Kavya, which belongs to Desi or indigenous literary compositions.
The Government Oriental Manuscripts Library, Madras published this work in four volumes. The first volume consists of Balakanda and Ayodhya Kandas, second volume consists of Aranya and Kishkindha Kandas, third volume consists of Sundara Kanda and the fourth volume consists of Yuddha kanda.
The only manuscript copy of this work is preserved in the Thanjavur Maharaja Serfojis Sarawswathi Mahal Library. This great work is published by the authorities of the Tanjore Palace Library under the patronage of the Madras Government. All the volumes are critically edited with detailed introduction written by N. Venkata Rao, senior lecturer and Head of the Telugu department, Madras University.
Kadiyana Venkataramana has done critical analysis of Sri Ramayanamu of Katta Varadaraju in 1986, as a part of thesis work under the guidance of K. J. Krishna Murthy. It was published by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati with a title Katta Varadarajakavi Dwipada Ramayanamu - Oka Pariseelana in 1998.