Valmiki Ramayana, as we all know, consists of 24000 verses. This is written in Sanskrit by Sage Valmiki. There are other works on the life and deeds of Sri Rama in other languages Like the Ramayana of Kamban in Tamil known as Kamba Ramayanam and the Ramacharitamanas of Goswamy Tulsidas in Awadhi Language.
Another scholar has composed in just 200 verses in Sanskrit, the seven chapters of the Ramayana that were written by sage Valmiki. This is known as Sri Ramodantam. In Sri Ramodantam, the author has presented the entire Ramayana in a very simple format. It is said that one Parameshwara Kavi has composed this in the 15th century. Though it is not very clear who the author of this work is, it is a remarkable composition because of its brevity and simplicity.
The term Sriramodantam is composed of two words ‘Srirama’ and ‘Udantam’ meaning ‘the story of Srirama’. Like the Valmiki Ramayana, it has seven chapters called Kandas starting from Bala Kanda and ending with Uttara Kanda.
In this audio book, I have given the summary of each Kanda as presented by the poet followed by recitation of the slokas.