Adhyatma Ramayanam is one of great spiritual texts focusing on Jnana, Bhakti, Vairagya, Vedanta and Upanishad teachings all packed in Sri Rama’s story. It is believed that Sri Veda Vyasa is the author of this book – as a dialogue between Lord Siva and Mother Parvati. It has Sri Rama Hrudayam, Sri Rama Gita which are essentially Advaitic teachings imparted by Lord Rama to Hanuman and to Lakshmana.
The book on Adhyatma Ramayanam from Gita Press Gorakhpur is very nice and it has many Stutis full of wisdom and devotion.
In Kerala, a saint by name Thunchath Ezhuthachan had written/translated the Sanskrit Adhyatama Ramayanam into Malayalam and this book is popularly called Adhyatma Ramayana Killapattu, which is very famous. In the Kartika month, the month-long Parayana of this sacred book is done almost in every household and temple and holy place. In Sree Rama Dasa Ashram, uninterrupted recital of Adhyatma Ramayana is found.
Recently, I found the complete audio recital of Adhyatma Ramayanam (Malayalam by Saint Ezhuttuchan) done by Sri Sudhakar and listened to it. It is very nice. Though I don’t know how to read/write/speak Malayalam, I could understand it well, because I read Sanskrit Adhyatma Ramayana and know the context.
Yours, In Service of the Lord,