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Raffles Bali - The Timeless Tale of Ramayana
September 4th 2023

The Timeless Tale of Ramayana

The Ramayana, an ancient epic of monumental proportions boasting nearly 24,000 verses, stands as a crowning jewel in world literature. Its name, “Ramayana,” derives from “Ram” and “Aayana,” where “Ram” signifies the revered Lord or God, and “Aayana” translates to “Path” or “Way.” Essentially, it encapsulates the profound journey undertaken by Lord Ram during his earthly existence in India. Traditionally attributed to the esteemed Maharishi Valmiki, the Ramayana holds a paramount position within Hindu literature.

At its core is the saga of Rama, the valiant prince of Ayodhya, born to King Dasharatha and Queen Kaushalya. Despite being the rightful heir, Rama’s fate takes a tumultuous turn due to the desires of King Dasharatha’s second wife, Kaikei. Her machinations lead to Rama’s exile, forcing him and his wife, Sita, into a 14-year sojourn in the forest.

The narrative deepens as Sita, during her exile, is abducted by Ravana, the ten-headed demon king reigning over Lanka. Determined and unyielding, Rama embarks on an arduous quest to rescue his beloved, aided by his loyal brother Lakshmana and the formidable monkey commander Hanuman. Their relentless pursuit culminates in a climactic battle against Ravana’s forces, ultimately resulting in the demon king’s downfall and Sita’s triumphant reunion with Rama.

Their triumphant return to Ayodhya sparks a jubilant homecoming, celebrating their virtuous triumphs. Their rule is marked by wisdom and compassion, graced with the birth of their two sons. However, a shadow looms as Sita faces accusations of infidelity, leading her to undergo a trial by fire to validate her purity. Through a fervent plea to Mother Earth, Sita emerges unscathed, yet she chooses to transcend to immortality.

In the tapestry of this epic, Rama and Sita emerge as paragons of marital devotion, exemplifying profound love and commitment. Rama, with his unwavering nobility, commands unswerving loyalty from his subjects. Sita’s unwavering sacrifice stands as an embodiment of unparalleled chastity. The fraternal bond between Rama and Lakshmana signifies a profound familial allegiance, while Hanuman’s valor and honor shine brightly on the battlefield.

The Ramayana stands not only as an ancient epic but a timeless reflection of human values, devotion, and the indomitable power of love and honor. Its resonance echoes through the ages, a cherished testament to the triumph of righteousness in the face of adversity.

To truly immerse oneself in the captivating narrative of the Ramayana, one can experience the legendary Kecak Dance, performed daily at Uluwatu Temple, a mere 40-minute drive from Raffles Bali. Embark on this cultural odyssey, an enchanting portrayal of the epic’s essence. For an authentic experience, reach out to your Raffles Wellbeing Butler, who will skillfully arrange this immersive journey.



Raffles Bali is an intimate oasis of emotional well-being. Located in beautiful Jimbaran Bay, the new luxury resort is perched on a hill offering unparalleled views of the ocean and its own secluded beach. With just 32 well-appointed pool villas providing utmost relaxation due to its generosity of space, each featuring their own outdoor terrace and private pool, Raffles Bali is one of the most exclusive hotels in Bali and boasts stunning sunsets, lush tropical gardens and exquisite dining. Guests can indulge in a signature Bali Sling in the iconic Writers Bar, enjoy a romantic dinner in The Secret Cave and Purnama Honeymoon Bale or rejuvenate at the indulgent The Sanctuary, a hillside treatment suite or Raffles Spa. Raffles Wellbeing Butlers can arrange a variety of bespoke treatments, cultural immersions and activities to deliver the ultimate in Emotional Wellbeing in the Island of the Gods. | |



Raffles Hotels & Resorts boasts an illustrious history and some of the most prestigious hotel addresses worldwide. In 1887, Raffles Singapore set the standard for luxury hospitality, introducing the world to private butlers, the Singapore Sling and its enduring, legendary service. Today, Raffles continues this tradition in leading cities and lavish resort locales, enchanting travelers with meaningful experiences and service that is both gracious and intuitive. Connoisseurs of life choose Raffles, not merely for its aura of culture, beauty and gentility, but for the extraordinary way they feel when in residence with Raffles. Each Raffles, be it Paris, Istanbul, Dubai, Warsaw, Jakarta or the Seychelles, serves as a venerated oasis where travelers arrive as guests, leave as friends and return as family. Raffles is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. | |


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