Epics in a single verse

The following shlokas given have summed up epics Ramayana and Mahabharata in a single shloka, read on……

Ek shloki Ramayana

Adau Raama tapovanadi gamanam,hatva mrigam kanchanam

Vaidehi haraNam jatayu maraNam; sugreeva sambhashaNam

Lankapuri dahanam, paschat RavaNa kumbhakarNa hananam

Etadva RamayaNam

Ramas entry into the forest and killing the golden deer,Sita gets kidnapped ; Rama’s friendship with Sugreeva and Lanka getting burned,later slying of RavaNa and KumbhakarNa-this sums up the RamayaNa!

Ek shloki Mahabharata

Adau shri Bharatakhya bhupati kulE bhaktottama: Pandava:

Toshamandasuta: shata: KapaTika durbhatara: Kaurava:

Bandhudweshakarahi kaurava kula bheje durgatim

Geeta tarayatisma KrishNa bhajakannetan mahabharatam

In the lineage of great king Bharata,there were born -the noble Pandavas,the best of devotees;

and their hundred cousins -the wicked Kauravas born to the blind king Dhritarashtra; Their hatred towards Pandavas brought about destruction to their whole clan in the war at Kurukshetra during which Shri KrishNa enlightens the whole world about Bhagvad geeta, This is Mahabharata.

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