Valmiki Ramayana- A Detailed Study (Only for Females)

By Rama-kinkari Devi Dasi

Certificate Course

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Course Duration

30 Hours


90 Minutes

No. Of Sessions


Sessions per week




Only Females

Schedule of Classes


Starts on


1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Regular classes on


About the Teacher


Rama-kinkari Devi Dasi

Rāma-kiṅkarī Devī Dāsī, who has a long-standing association with ISKCON Seattle and is currently connected with ISKCON Sydney West, has a deep-rooted connection to the Valmiki Ramayana (VR). Her grandfather, who learned VR from Vaishnava Acaryas, passed down this sacred epic to her through her mother. For several years now, during the mid-July to August period, she dedicates herself to reading 20 chapters of VR daily. Encouraged by her friends in ISKCON Seattle, Rāma-kiṅkarī Mataji began conducting VR reading sessions. Subsequently, she relocated to India, got married, and moved to Australia. Her enthusiasm for sharing the teachings of VR has only grown stronger, particularly after the birth of her son, who displays a keen interest in learning VR and attentively listens during her classes. Her husband, although new to ISKCON, is supportive and understanding of the significance of VR in her life.

Now, Rāma-kiṅkarī Mataji is eager to share her knowledge with others, emphasizing that VR is a treasure trove written by a Bhakta from the proper disciplic succession. Sage Valmiki's close association with King Dasaratha and his participation in the Lord's pastimes make VR all the more profound. She points out that every verse of VR has the power to eradicate sin, and each chapter is an ocean of nectar. While there are numerous benefits for ancestors, husbands, children, and more, she stresses that the primary reason for reading VR should be to please Lord Rama and Sita Ma, as when They are pleased, everything else falls into place. Rāma-kiṅkarī Mataji humbly requests everyone to listen attentively to her classes, go through the questions, and understand the importance of every concept. She expresses her gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of their VR journey and encourages all to pray to Mother Sita and the Acaryas, seeking their guidance to reach the lotus feet of Lord Rama.

Course Overview

Course Description:

Everyone knows the basics of Ramayana. We will delve into the details of why certain pastimes took place, what is the significance of a few of the Lord's names, His descriptions etc. The material is taken from Valmiki Ramayana.

Course Content:

We will review the stories, key Sanskrit slokas, and deeper understanding of Valmiki Ramayana from Bala Kanda to Uttara Kanda (7 Cantos)

Target Audience:

Matajis and young girls only

Important Guidelines for Students:

You will be graded for attendance, participation, and assignment.

What will students Gain from this Course?

1. Memorize key slokas in Valmiki Ramayana.

2. Get a deeper understanding of certain pastimes.

3. Learn the correct version of Ramayana

4. Understand Stri Dharma from Shastric perpective.

5. Appreciate the nuances of the descriptions of the Lord's pastimes. 

Why Should One attend this course?

Valmiki states that by reading Valmiki Ramayana, one pleases Lord Rama. The is the only goal- to please Lord Rama and SitaMa by sincerely studying Their pastimes.

What problems of students are we solving through the curriculum?

In Kali Yuga, it is difficult for us to understand what is our Dharma at certain times. Lord Rama and SitaMa teach us how to stay true to Dharma even at the most troublesome times.

Please Note: Minimum 10 Students are required to commence the batch. In Case we receive less than 10 Students, then students may opt for another batch or can wait for next season when the new batch starts.

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