Ramayan

The WORST episodes of Ramayan

Every episode of Ramayan ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Ramayan!

Ramayan is a highly successful Indian television series created, written, and directed by Ramanand Sagar. The 78-episode series originally aired weekly on Doordarshan from January 25, 1987, to July 31, 1988, on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. IST. It is a television adaptation of the ancient Indian religious epic of the same name and is primarily based on Valmiki's Ramayan and Tulsidas' Ramcharitmanas. It is also partly derived from portions of Kamban's Kambaramayanam and other works.

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Discussion on Dasharatha's heir
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#1 - Discussion on Dasharatha's heir

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/19/1987

Vishwamitra releases Ram and Lakshman from his service and departs Ayodhya. King Dashrath decides to appoint Ram as his heir and and abdicate from the throne. While the whole of Ayodhya celebrates, Kaikeyi's maid Manthra disapproves and schemes to install Prince Bharath as the king.

Rajyabhishek
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#2 - Rajyabhishek

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/26/1987

Celebrations mark the proclamation of Ram as heir to the throne but Manthra provokes Kaikayee into sabotaging the coronation. Manthra advises Kaikayee to utilise the 2 boons that were given to her by King Dashrath many years ago. The first boon is to install Bharath as the king of Ayodhya and the second boon is to send Ram into VanaVaas for 14 years.

Kaikayi demands her boons
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#3 - Kaikayi demands her boons

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/3/1987

Kaikayee demands that King Dasharath fulfill a promise he made a long time ago in the form of two boons. Unable to change her mind, Dasharath is forced to appoint Bharath as the future king while Ram is asked to go into exile in the forest for 14 years.

Preparing for the journey to the forest
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#4 - Preparing for the journey to the forest

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/10/1987

Ram prepares to go to the forest. Sita and Lakshman also resolve to go to forest with Ram.

Departing Ayodhya
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#5 - Departing Ayodhya

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/17/1987

King Dasharath denounces Kaikayi as his wife and falls into a deep depression due to separation from Ram. The grief stricken people of Ayodhya try to stop Ram from going to the forest, but Ram is steadfast in his determination to go to the forest.

Meeting Nishadraj Guha
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#6 - Meeting Nishadraj Guha

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 5/24/1987

Ram, Lakshman and Sita are welcomed by Guha, king of the Nishadas, who arranges for the trio to cross the river Ganga by boat.

Rishi Bharadwaja's Ashram
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#7 - Rishi Bharadwaja's Ashram

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/31/1987

After fulfilling the condition of Khevat, Ram, Lakshman and Sita cross the Ganga and meet Rishi Bharadwaja at his ashram. They take leave of Guha and proceed to Chitrakoot.

Valmiki's Ashram and Chitrakoot
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#8 - Valmiki's Ashram and Chitrakoot

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 6/7/1987

Ram, Lakshman and Sita pay a visit to Maharishi Valmiki who advises them to settle in Chitrakoot.

King Dasharath's Death
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#9 - King Dasharath's Death

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 6/14/1987

Sumant returns to Ayodhya alone having failed in convincing Ram and Sita to return to Ayodhya. King Dasharath mourns the separation from his son. In depression, he remembers a a curse laid on him for a mistake he made in his youth. Story of Shravan Kumar is narrated. King Dashrath dies.

Bharath returns to Ayodhya
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#10 - Bharath returns to Ayodhya

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 6/21/1987

In Nanihal, Bharath has a strange premonition. Sage Vasishta and Sumant send a messenger to Kaikeya kingdom asking Bharath and Shatrughna to return to Ayodhya. Bharath returns to Ayodhya only to find that his father is dead and his older brother exiled.

Bharath rejects to become King
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#11 - Bharath rejects to become King

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 6/28/1987

Bharath performs King Dasharath's last rites. Bharath rejects Ayodhya's crown. Bharath decided to crown Shri Ram in the forest and return with him bring him back to Ayodhya.

Bharath & Shatrughan go to meet Rama
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#12 - Bharath & Shatrughan go to meet Rama

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 7/5/1987

Bharath & Shatrughan are accompanied by the gurus, the queens, the courtiers & the people of Ayodhya to the forest. They reach the outskirts of the territory of Nishadraj. Guha suspects Bharath's intentions but gets convinced of his good intentions after meeting him. They meet sage Bharadwaj,

Bharath meets Rama
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#13 - Bharath meets Rama

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 7/12/1987

Lakshman sees Bharath approaching them in the forest with Ayodhya's army and incorrectly assumes that Bharath wishes to wage war and kill Ram. Ram cautions Lakshman against such rash decisions and that Bharath would never harm them. Reunion of Shri Ram & Bharath. Lakshman apologies to Bharath for doubting him. Bharath informs Ram and Lakshman of king Dashrath's death and the brothers are grief-stricken hearing the news.

Bharath returns to Ayodhya with Rama's Paduka
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#14 - Bharath returns to Ayodhya with Rama's Paduka

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 7/19/1987

In Chitrakoot, Bharath conducts a meeting to plead with Shri Ram to return to Ayodhya. Ram refuses to return before 14 years in order to honour his father's promise. King Janak arrives in Chitrakoot and when asked to adjudicate the issue of Ram's return to Ayodhya decides that Ram is correct in his stance. Bharath returns to Ayodhya with Shri Ram's 'Paduka'.

Rama's 'Paduka' installed on the throne of Ayodhya
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#15 - Rama's 'Paduka' installed on the throne of Ayodhya

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 7/26/1987

Shri Rams Paduka is installed on the throne of Ayodhya. Bharath dons the sages robe & rules Ayodhya as Shri Ram's representative from Nandigram,

Sita meets Sage Atri & Mother Anusuiya
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#16 - Sita meets Sage Atri & Mother Anusuiya

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 8/2/1987

Sita meets sage Atri & mother Anusuiya. Ram, Lakshman & Sita arrive at Sage Sharbhanga's ashram. Anusuya gifts sita jewels and clothes that never get soiled.

Dandakaranya
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#17 - Dandakaranya

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired 8/9/1987

In Dandakaranya, seeing the bones of the sages, Shri Ram vows to take revenge on the demons who harass and kill sages and rishis involved in religious practices. Shri Ram meets Sage Sutikshna. Shri Ram meets Maharshi Agastya & receives divine weapons from him

First meeting with Jatayu, Sita in Panchavati
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#18 - First meeting with Jatayu, Sita in Panchavati

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 8/16/1987

First meeting of Ram with Jatayu. Jatayu tells Ram of his friendship with King Dasharath. Shri Ram, Lakshman & Sita decide to stay in Panchavati. Shurpanaka's attempt to charm Shri Ram and Lakshman. Lakshman cuts off Shurpanaka's nose when she attempts to kill Sita.

Shurpanaka Encounter
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#19 - Shurpanaka Encounter

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 8/23/1987

Shurpanaka provokes her brothers, Demons Khar & Dooshan to avenge her insult. Shri Ram kills Khar & Dooshan single handedly & destroys their army. Shurpanaka laments in Ravans court and asks him to avenge her insult.

Kidnap Plan by Ravan
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#20 - Kidnap Plan by Ravan

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired 8/30/1987

Ravan decides to kidnap Sita and seeks the support of Mareech. Mareech reluctantly agrees and becomes golden deer. Shri Ram, at Sita's behest, goes after the deer

Kidnapping of Sita
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#21 - Kidnapping of Sita

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired 9/6/1987

Shri Ram shoots Mareech who is in the form of golden deer. Mareech calls out to Lakshman and Sita while he is dying, mimicing Ram's voice. Sita forces Lakshman to go to Ram's aid, leaving her unguarded. Lakshman draws Lakshman Rekha before leaving. Ravan in the disguise of a brahman tricks Sita to cross Lakshman Rekha and uses the chance to kidnaps Sita. Jatayu gives chase to Ravan, fights him and tries to save Sita but is mortally wounded by Ravan.

Shri Ram & Lakshman meet wounded Jatayu
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#22 - Shri Ram & Lakshman meet wounded Jatayu

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired 9/13/1987

Shri Ram & Lakshman meet wounded Jatayu. Jatayu tell Ram of Sita's kidnapping by Ravan and dies. Shri Ram performs the last rites of Jatayu. In Lanka, Ravan send Sita to Ashoka Vatika.

Shri Ram & Lakshman reach Shabari's ashram
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#23 - Shri Ram & Lakshman reach Shabari's ashram

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired 9/20/1987

In forest Shri Ram kills Khabanda on his request and releases him from the curse of Rishi Sthulshira. He tells Shri Ram that he would get help from Sugriv and asks Shri Ram to proceed towards Shabari's ashram. Shri Ram & lakshman reach Shabaris ashram. Shabari is overwhelmed as she meets her lord. She offers fruits to him and finally leaves the earth to go to her guru.

Hanuman meets Shri Ram
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#24 - Hanuman meets Shri Ram

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired 9/27/1987

Sugriv notices two strangers & sends Hanuman to investigate. Hanuman meets the strangers and recognizes them as Shri Ram and Lakshman. Hanuman happily carries the two brothers on his shoulders to the top of the hill to meet Sugriv.

Friendship between Shri Ram & Sugriv
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#25 - Friendship between Shri Ram & Sugriv

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired 10/4/1987

Friendship blossoms between Shri Ram & Sugriv. Shri Ram sees Sita's jewels & becomes emotional. He promises Sugriv his help to vanquish Vali.

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