Religious Thinking in the Organization of Artistic Space and Time in the Epic Ramayana of India

  • Le Thi Bich Thuy Institute for Culture and Development, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, 135 Nguyen Phong Sac Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam


Religious thinking, space, time, epic Ramayana, India ,


Due to the centrality of religious ideals, religiosity is of paramount importance in India. It is also essential to arrange artistic space and time in the Ramayana. Consequently, the purpose of this study is to investigate religious thought's role in organizing creative space and time in the Indian epic Ramayana. This investigation is based on a review of previous research papers, books, websites, and other credible sources of information. It is evident from prior research that religion influences numerous factors, including thoughts, actions, psychology, emotions, philosophical perspectives, arts, customs, and rituals. The epic Ramayana encapsulates Hinduism's tenets and the people's yearning for a virtuous monarch, an ideal warrior with power, talent, courage, and virtue. To undertake ethical deeds under obligation and duty and to practice Dharma - the moral underpinning of Indian culture, the hero is placed in various relationships with characters in various conflicts and situations. To present a comprehensive view of Indian religious ideas and their social, cultural, and theological meanings, as well as the Ramayana's philosophy in Indian tradition, this article studies religious thought in the structuring of creative space and time in the epic Ramayana.

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