Shatashloki (Shata Shloki) Ramayana

Ramayana is popularly known as ‘Adi Kaavya’ (the first literature). It consists of 24000 verses in 7 Chapters (called Kaandas). It is extremely popular among Hindus, Buddhists and Jains in India and other countries such as Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Burma and Malaysia.

The scripture begins as a dialogue between Sage Valmiki and the celestial saint Narada. Sage Valmiki asks Narada about the ideal being — Perfection Incarnate — the person with the noblest qualities ever seen. Narada proceeds to answer Valmiki with the divine story of Lord Rama — The Ramayana.Shata-Shloki Ramayana (Ramayana in 100 verses) is the first canto of this monumental epic written in the 32-syllable meter called the ‘Anushtup’. The Shata-Shloki is an abridged version of the whole tale describing the major events in the following sequence:

1. Baala Kaanda : The birth of Rama, his childhood and his marriage to Seeta.
2. Ayodhya Kaanda: Preparations for Rama’s coronation and his exile to the forest.
3. Aranya Kaanda: Rama in forest and the abduction of Seeta by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka
4. Kishkindha Kaanda: Rama’s meeting with Hanuman, the slaying of Vanara King Vaali and installation of Vaali’s younger brother Sugreeva as the ruler of Kishkindha
5. Sundara Kaanda: Hanuman’s heroics, his flight to Lanka and his discovery of Seeta
6. Yuddha Kaanda: The epic battle between Rama and Ravana.
7. Uttara Kaanda: Lord Rama’s coronation, his reign and the Lord’s return to Vaikuntha

Shata shloki Ramayana ends with a Phala Shruti narrating the benefits of chanting and listening to this hymn.His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji of Avadhoota Datta Peetham has sonorously chanted these 100 verses in the audio album “Shata Shloki Ramayana” in the Ragas Mohana, Charukeshi, Shuddha Dhanyasi, Hamsadhwani, Sriraga, Purvikalyani, Peelu, Sallapam and Madhyamavati.

This slideshow video includes the audio of the album with appropriate visuals from Ramayana sketched by an artist per Sri Swamiji’s direction. Also included in the video are the brief inner meanings of each verse in English and its English transliteration for easy learning.

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    • Bala Datta Bhajan group on October 27, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Very educative video for the present generation and a very rare great gift to all the devotees. Thanks Puttuji for sharing this divine music and Pranams to Appaji for your blessings. Jai Shree Ram

    • Kamala Brattig on November 9, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Jaya Sri Ram! OM NAMO HANUMATE NAMAHA! Sri Guru Datta!
    Thank You sooo much for this wonderful, beautiful and divine video! The purifying effect of this masterpiece is amazing and highly auspicious! I like very much to watch the video and I can feel a lot of its transforming-power! Koti pranams to the divine Lotusfeet of our beloved SadGuruDeva! Ram Ram

    • Praveen Nidumolu on November 9, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Jai Guru Datta Appaji and Jayaho Puttuji – We are indebted to you for rendering your Divine voice to the Shata Shloki Ramayanam. Very easy to sing along and understand each shloka through the meaning and the wonderful illustration, this video is spiritually healing, cleansing and enlightening! Sahasrakoti pranams to your Divine Pada-Padmamulu! Sri Guru Datta.
    Sri Rama Jaya Rama Jaya Jaya Rama!

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    • Madhuchandrika on November 9, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Jgd Puttuji Amazing video..Jai Shri Ram!

    • Komala Allam on November 9, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji, Jaya Guru Datta Gamji, We are listening to Shatashloki Ramayana regularly, still to this second it’s the same feeling as we heard for the first time, Animated pictures by Pujya Appaji, Divine Nada of Pujya Appaji, explanation of Shlokas, it’s becoming easy to teach children, When one listens to Sri MathRamayana Katha Sravanathi by Pujya Appaji they can tell how much Energy has given to Shata Shloki Ramayana, each and every single bit of Shata Shloki Ramayana speaks We cannot pass our day without listening to Shata shloki Ramayana and Hanuman Mantra. Appaji’s compassion to HIS devotees his countless, along with devotees entire Universe is getting benefited, Pranamas to SadGuru’s Lotus Feet by blessing us with Puttu Gam Videos, Waiting………… for more videos Appaji. Sri Guru Datta.

  1. Jaya Guru Datta! Sri Rama Jaya Rama Jaya Jaya Rama! Shata Shloki Ramayan is such a great Blessing on entire Universe. We reaped so many benfits just by listening to it every day. Can’t thank you enough Appaji for bestowing upon us such a Divine Miracle. Shata Shloki Ramayana!–We Love You Dearly!!

  2. Jai Guru Datta! Every time I listen to this video is like a deep meditation.
    The way Sri Swamiji has translated from Sanskrit to English is so simple and easy to understand even my grandchildren can understand.
    Sri Swamiji thank You for blessing us with Sata Sloki Ramayana.
    Sri Guru Datta!

  3. I love this. Thank you PuttuGam.

  4. The immortal ram came onto this earth to show the way to immortality!!!!! Now onto vimeo to connect us from this earth to vaikuntha… as its hard for us to reach there, puttuji has taken care.

  5. Jai Guru Datta Sri Guru Datta Appaji….Sweet voice Appaji….Very melodious and makes us very happy while listening….Thank you very much Appaji…

  6. Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji, Shata Shloki Ramayanam is a wonderful gift for all of us. Sri Swamiji’s mesmerizing voice makes me sing along with Sri Swamiji. Thank you very much Appaji for this awesome gift and Puttuji for uploading the video. Sri Guru Datta.

  7. Thank you Puttuji. Sadguru deva”s mesmerizing voice,makes us to hear it again and again.

  8. Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji, thank you very much for this wonderful Shatashloki Ramayana.

  9. The divine voice, divine music and the divineful story all which take us simply to the high level of spiritual vibration whenever it is played. words are not matching to greet this video. simply I pay my heart full pranams to the Sadguru’s grace.

  10. We don’t know what the ramayana is before just we knew only the persons named rama, Sita, lakshmana and hanumanta are the characters but now after our beloved Pujya Sadgurudeva launched the Shata sloki ramayana with marvelous pictures which appeal like the whole of ramayana is happening before our eyes… with stunning rendering voice behind the video……..

  11. Jai guru datta puttuji i want blessings of appaji so that i can listen more & more of this video thank you.

  12. Jayagurudatta Appaji,

    The Shata Slokhi Ramayaa is very nice. I can even understand very well when I read the English meanings because I have cartoon Ramayana one or two CD’s.

    Srigurudatta Appaji.

  13. Sri Rama Datta. Listening Sri Ramayana episode through Sri Dattagurudev voice bring double blessing more than Sri Ramayana period. it gives immense bliss. let us listen for ever with at-most care.

  14. This is one of my most favourite CD. I love to chant this and also the Nama Ramayanam. Thank you so much Appaji for blessing us and enlightening us about Shata Shloki Ramayana, specially the beautiful and melodious music composed makes it much easier for us to concentrate.

  15. Superb video with enchanting words

  16. Rama is Dharma’s manifestation. This chant makes it easy to remember the whole ramayana in less than 30 minutes. Excellent illustrations accompany the holy chant to give out of the world experience to watcher of the video. Thank you Puttugam for this creation. There is no words to describe the positive energy that comes out of chanting, watching and listening to this video.

  17. Jai Sri Ram,
    Wow….complete Ramayana only in 100 Slokas…that to with the divine voice of Appaji… Thank you Puttuji for uploading this video.
    Sri Guru Datta

  18. jayagurudatta appaji what a lucky fellows ……
    we are a great and so lucky why ,,,,,,. ganapathi sachchidananda yes .,.,.,.,,. bus wow swamiji
    shathasloki ramayana is the great jaya sriram jayagurudatta appaji omnamohanumatenamaha datta datta datta jayagurudatta srigurudatta

  19. Wonderful!

  20. JGD! Whenever we play this video it takes us to a different world all together into divine ecstasy. After every time listening & watching it gives immense strength & peace. Power of Sri Swamiji unique spiritual voice and Sri Rama Shloka does the difference in listening & watching again & again.

  21. Very beautiful pictures. Soulful rendering. Love this video. Please give us more like this.

  22. We are blessed to hear this shatashloki Ramayana in Sri Appaji’s voice. pranams

  23. Great gift to all especially children. Thanks to Gurudev.

  24. In this fast paced era, though we love to read Ramayana, it is impossible. And Appaji made it so easy to listen, watch and chant Ramayana with this Shata shloki Ramayana video. So all sins done by listening, watching and saying bad will be erased purifying one’s sense organs inturn heart… Thanks n Pranams Appaji

  25. Satashloki Ramayana is an excellent video for kids. Instead of watching animated pics, children can see pictures and also listen to Appaji’s chanting of poems very clearly. Thanks Puttuji for posting this video. Pranams to Sri Swamiji

  26. Ramayana is evergreen, ever goes outdated. Thank you Swamiji for this excellent video. Jgd

  27. We can see, read and hear the Ramayana in just under 30 minutes!! Great! thanks Swamiji

  28. The Shatashloki Ramayana in its compact form makes it possible for me to recite the Ramayana twice every day. Thank you Swamiji

  29. Lucky we are having Swamiji as our Guru, who present tradition in a modern way that appeals to the net savvy current generation. Our children can enjoy and learn a lot from such videos. Thanks Swamiji.

  30. Swamiji, we request you to please do a film like this for the Vishnu Sahasranama also. Jgd

  31. Melodious voice, marvelous visuals and magnificent experience! Jai Ramji ki

  32. Blessed are we all Pujya Sri Appaji for having been blessed with such an educative,social and spiritual video which is second to none in vimeo so far and for ever. What a noble thought of Pujya Appaji to make small children follow and practice the moral and ethical values especially reducing the responsibility of busy parents who find no time to mould their children.Appaji is Universe Ratna !!!!JGD

  33. Prostrations to the Lotus Feet Pujya Swamiji. Blessing us with this melodious song video with divine results to humanity in general and with great divine experience to us in particular and creating a divine atmosphere in the house all through the day by the recital of Ramayana in 100 slokas and moreover giving us a target is a Pujya Appaji’s demonstration of vast LOVE to all of us. A unique way by itself!
    Wife Vijayalakshmi, Chy Sow Padma & Chy Tejaswi and Chy Vikram join me in prostrating to the Lotus Feet of Pujya Appaji.

  34. This is the shortest, sweetest ands simplest version of Ramayana I ever heard.. Thank you Swamiji for your compassion! Pranams.

  35. The vibrations are so amazing. This and hanuman are probably the most powerful chants I came across.

  36. I use it everyday to teach my son about Ramayana.

  37. The artist’s voice is surely special.

  38. Yes this is a real good gift for all, the more we listen more we learn 🙂 Jaya Guru Deva Datta.

    • mala balroop on August 22, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Sri Rama Jaya Rama Jaya Jaya Rama! i feel refreshed when i listen to Appaji’s voice extolling the wonders of Sri Rama! Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

  39. This video is the bible for every day life. It’s timeless. The principles and tenets from this video are as applicable now as they were during the Treta Yuga. Thank You, Puttji for such a wonderful video!

  40. We feel some untold happiness when we watch this Shatashloki Ramayana! Thank you Puttuji!

  41. HAPPY to chant Ramyana daily for my Most Beloved Guru 🙂 Thank You again and again for THIS most beautifull Shati Shloka Ramayana on video and audio :-)!

  42. Jayagurudatta
    very soothing voice.
    it enriches peace of mind.
    Saashtaanga pranaams to the lotus feet of pujya gurudeva.

  43. Thank you Pujya Swamiji for introducing us to this most soothing and beautiful “short form of Ramayana” a great epic. Appaji’s introduction has laid very good foundation in our minds and we are cherishing and learning so many facts on how to lead a dharmic life when listening to Pujya Datta Vijayananda Teertha Swamiji’s discources daily. We are indeed blessed souls!

    • venkateswarudu bhadra on September 7, 2012 at 11:59 am

    sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram rm ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram

    • lalithabalaji on September 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    sri rama rama ramethi rame rame manorame sahasranamathaththulyum ramanamavaranane sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama om namo hanumathe namah ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram rm ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram

    • lalithabalaji on September 7, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    appaji eebhiji lifelo 24000 slokalu kaligina ramayanamu chduvuta chala kastum meedayavalla kevalum 100 slokhalalo vaalmiki ramayanamu authyuntha sulabhmuga thelusukoni vidhamu chtra pradharsanamutho aundinchinamee padapadmamulaki koti pranamalu sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama om namo hanumathe namah

    • on September 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Thank you Appaji for this massive yagya for all to participate and gain the benefits of this ancient literature sung so beautifully by you. I have been transformed from the daily listening. I cannot imagine going a day without hearing it. Sri Rama Jaya Rama Jaya Jaya Rama

    • Rupa k on September 15, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Rupa K,
    Jayagurudatta! Appaji your divine voice in “Shatashloki ramayana” makes us to listen continously.Worries Vanished by listenning to Ramayana. Appaji you gave this wonderful gift for adults as well as for kids.We can’t live without playing Ramayana. Shatashloki Ramayana phalam goes to our beloved Sadguru pada padmas.

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