Q. Nepali translation of Valmiki Ramayana is written by who among the following?

[A] Tulsidas

[B] Vimal Suri

[C] Kamban

[D] Aadikavi Bhanubhakta

Answer: D

Explanation: The oldest version is generally recognized to be the Sanskrit version attributed to the sage Valmiki.

  • The Ramayana has spread to many Asian countries outside of India, including Burma, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, and China. The original Valmiki version has been adapted or translated into various regional languages.
  • The “Ramacharitamanasa” written by Tulsidas in the 16th century is the Ramayana version popular in North India.
  • The Marathi “Bhavartha Ramayana” written by Eknath in the 16th century.
  • The Assamese “Katha Ramayana” or “Kotha Ramayana” in 15th century by Madhava Kandali.
  • The “Sri Ranganatha Ramayanamu” was adapted by Buddha Reddy and is the Telugu version of the Ramayana.
  • The Tamil “Kambaramayanam”, a popular version, written by poet Kamban in the 12th century.
  • The Nepali language “Bhanubhakta Ramayan” written by Bhanubhakta Acharya in the 19th century. The Nepal Bhasa “Siddhi Ramayan” written by Siddhidas Mahaju in the 20th century.
  • An Urdu language version is called the “Pothi Ramayana” and was written in 17th century.

Source: https://www.newsbharati.com/Encyc/2022/7/13/Adikavi-Jayanti.html