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रामरावणयोर्युद्धम् रामरावणयोरिव

गगनम् गगनाकारम् सागरः सागरोपमः।
रामरावणयोर्युद्धम् रामरावणयोरिव॥
gaganam gaganākāram sāgaraḥ sāgaropamaḥ |
rāmarāvaṇayoryuddham rāmarāvaṇayoriva ||

The sky compares only with itself and so does the ocean;
In the same way, the war between Rama and Ravana compares only with itself!

(Anyone knows what is the exact shloka number in yuddha kaandam?)
See http://www.geocities.com/goruratreya/yuddhakaaNDaM_1.html and http://www.valmikiramayan.net


2 responses to “रामरावणयोर्युद्धम् रामरावणयोरिव

  1. Shankar March 19, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I believe this is not in ramayana but rather a couplet composed by Kalidasa. When asked for a metaphor or simile to describe the Rama-Ravana yuddha, Kalidasa responded thus.

  2. Karunakaran March 21, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Very intersting to see the site.
    This particular solka i hav read in Kuvalayanada (or some alankaara text)
    To Explain the सागरोपमा अलंकार it is given.But not in RAmAyaNa.

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