Last Updated on December 21, One of the greatest Indian epics, the Ramayana was written by the famous sage Valmiki. This famous Hindu scripture was composed in a poetic form in Sanskrit. The Ramayana is a tale of the triumph of good over evil, where Lord Rama fought and killed the demon king Ravana to rescue his wife, Sita. The epic is filled with lessons about Hindu culture and also helps us understand the true meaning of love, devotion, courage, and bravery. The epic, traditionally ascribed to the Maharishi Valmiki , narrates the life of Rama , a legendary prince of Ayodhya city in the kingdom of Kosala.