The impact of the Ramayana has also spread beyond India.
Gujarati poet Premanand wrote a version of Ramayana in the seventeenth century.
Valmiki's Ramayana, the oldest and most widely read version of Ramayana.
Many other Asian cultures have adapted the Ramayana, resulting in other national epics.
Sankshepa Ramayana, the brief narration of the entire Ramayana story by the sage Narada to Valmiki, forms the first sarga of Valmiki Ramayana.
Aspects of the Chinese epic Journey to the West were inspired by the Ramayana, particularly the character Sun Wukong, who is believed to have been based on Hanuman.
The modern Indian author Ashok Banker has so far written a series of six English language novels based on the Ramayana.
Kakawin R?mвya?a is an old Javanese rendering of the Sanskrit Ramayana from the ninth century Indonesia.
Rama, the hero of Ramayana, is a popular deity worshiped by Hindus; the route of his wanderings being, each year, trodden by devout pilgrims.
There have been reports of a version of the Ramayana story prevalent amongst the Mappilas of Kerala.
Contemporary versions of the Ramayana include Shri Ramayana Darshanam by Dr. K. V. Puttappa (Kuvempu) in Kannada and Ramayana Kalpavrikshamu by Viswanatha Satyanarayana in Telugu, both of which have been awarded the Jnanpith Award.
There have been speculations on whether the first and the last chapters of Valmiki's Ramayana were indeed written by the original author.
During the twelfth century C.E., Kamban wrote Ramavatharam, known popularly as Kambaramayanam in Tamil.