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This edition conveys all the beauty and wisdom of the great saga, while making this spiritual and literary classic accessible to all readers. Printed in Old Malayalam Lipi. About the Author Thunjathu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan belonged to 17th century period, is well known as the father of the Malayalam language. He is also known as Tuncatt-Eluttacchan. Ezhuthachan was born in Trikkantiyur, near the town of Tirur, Malappuram in Kerala. In the name Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan, Thunchaththu is his family name, Ramanujan is his personal name and Ezhuthachan points to his caste name. Ezhuthachan is an honorific title normally given to great teacher or schoolmaster. As such his name is transliterated and there are many variations, including Thunchath Ezhuthachan, Thunchaththu Ezhuthachan, and Thunjath Ezhuthachan. Ezhuthachan’s works are extremely popular, which also popularized the writing system adopted by him, and that is the current Malayalam alphabet. He wrote Hari Nama Keerthanam to popularize the Malayalam alphabets. The kilippaattu style in Malayalam was introduced by Ezhuthachan. Ezhuthachan’s “Adhyathmaramayanam” is a major work and a translation of the Ramayana. There have been no Hindu house in Kerala without a Adhyathmaramayanam. The speciality of his version of Ramayana is that it is full of devotion. People chant Adhyathmaramayanam daily in all Hindu homes in Kerala. Keralites celebrate mid-July to mid-August as Ramayana Masam (Ramayana Month) every year. Adhyathmaramayanam comprises of 6 Kandas: Bala Kanda, Ayodhya Kanda, Aranya Kanda, Sundara Kanda, Kishkindha Kanda, Yuddha Kanda. A memorium has been built at the birth place of Thunchathu Ezhuthachan. His birth place is called as Thunjan Parambu. During Vijayadashami, parents come to Thunjan Parambuwith their children, to introduce them to the world of letters. Poets and teachers help children to write on the white sands of Thunjan parambu with their fingers.