Vilanka Ramayana (ଵିଲଙ୍କା ରାମାୟଣ) is a 15th-century retelling of the Indian epic poem, the Ramayana, written by Sarala Das in Odia. The work is generally regarded as forming a supplementary kanda to the Odia Ramayana. It contains a metrical account of the battle between Rama and Ravana of Patala at an imaginary city called Vilanka in Patala, and differs from the account in the Sanskrit epic in that it is written in special glorification of Sita, who, as an apotheosis of the goddess Kali, is represented to have helped Rama to slay the demon Ravana of Patala with 1,000 heads.[1][2][3] The story is written as a poem.

References

  1. ^ Sukhdeva (2002). Living Thoughts of the Ramayana. Jaico Publishing House. p. 7. ISBN 978-81-7992-002-2.
  2. ^ Sujit Mukherjee (1998). A Dictionary of Indian Literature: Beginnings-1850. Orient Blackswan. p. 420. ISBN 978-81-250-1453-9.
  3. ^ G. C. Praharaj (1931). Purnachandra Oriya Bhasha Kosh, Volume-V. Utkal Sahitya Press. p. 572.