For Keralites across the world, reading the Ramayana marks the beginning of the month of Karkidakam
This month of Karkidakam, which, decades ago, was known and slightly feared for its torrential rains and negative impact on the health, wealth and well being of Kerala's rural community.
For every home, the Ramayana is a masterpiece on family relationships, honoring what is good and preferring to suffer to preserve family honor than do the opposite for quick material gains. It teaches us what siblings' relationships should be like. It teaches a wife how to love, honor and respect the choices they make together as husband and wife. What makes the reading of the Ramayana a beautiful experience is that it brings families together and clearly demonstrates without preaching how to strive for the ideal relationship between a father and a son, a husband and wife, between sibling, and even between rulers and citizens.
It also deals with other important topics like public administration, leadership skills, governance issues and so on. #Karkidakam #readingRamayana #whyreadRamayana #Ramayana