Ramayan is a highly successful and phenomenally popular Indian epic television series created, written, and directed by Ramanand Sagar. The 78 episode series originally aired weekly on Doordarshan from 25 January 1987, to 31 July 1988, on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. IST. It is a television adaptation of the ancient Indian Hindu religious epic of the same name and is primarily based on Valmiki's Ramayan and Tulsidas' Ramcharitmanas. It is also partly derived from portions of Kamban's Ramavataram and other works.
Where to Watch Ramayan
Below you'll find every episode from the first season of Ramayan.
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S01 E01Feb 1, 1987
Birth of Rama The saga of Ramayan Gods' Prayers to Lord Vishnu King Dashrath's yagna invoking blessings for a son Birth and childhood of Shri Ram
S01 E02Feb 8, 1987
Rama going to Gurukul Childhood of Shri Ram Thread Ceremony of Shri Ram Fundamental education imparted Shri Ram in Gurukul
S01 E03Feb 15, 1987
Continuing Gurukul Continuation of education in Gurukul Vedanta Invocating praises to Lord Shiv Culmination of education in Gurukul
S01 E04Feb 22, 1987
Vishwamitra & Tadak Vatha Return To Ayodhya Vishwamitra requests King Dashrath for his son Ram to accompany him Ram slays Tadka Vishwamitra bestows divine weapons upon Ram Warfare of Ram and Lakshman with Subahu and Mareech
S01 E05Mar 1, 1987
Ganga Redemption of Ahilya Shri Ram and Lakshman proceed to Mithila Story to the origin of the Ganga Redempion of Ahilya Shri Ram and Lakshman walk through the streets of Mithila
S01 E06Mar 8, 1987
Ram meets Seetha Janak welcomes Vishwamitra, Ram and Lakshman Shri Ram and Lakshman serve Vishwamitra Shri Ram and Sita behold one another in the royal garden