Sethumadhavan Adhyathma Ramayanam , the spiritual version of Ramayanam finds a place in Brahmanda Puranam and its author is considered to be Veda Vyasa. This is a much smaller work than Valmiki Ramayanam and contains 4, verses. Valmiki Ramayanam depicts Lord Rama in a living form of a human being with all its noble strengths and common weaknesses rarely referring to his divinity as the real God Vishnu. But almost the entire Adhyatma Ramayanam portrays Rama as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu with many prayers and stotrams to Him and at the same time containing the essence of Brahma Vidya or the knowledge about Brahman through various dialogues without losing emphasis on Bhakti or devotion. Hence the greatness of Adhyatma Ramayanam lies in its fusion of Bhakti and Jnana into a single harmonious song providing melodious music to the ears and spiritually inspiring thoughts to the head and heart.
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Adhyathmaramayanam Kilippattu is the most popular Malayalam version of the Sanskrit epic Ramayana. Adhyathmaramayanam kilippattu is believed to have been written by Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan in the early 17th century,  and is considered to be a classic of Malayalam literature.
It is a retelling of the Sanskrit work Adhyatma Ramayana in kilippattu bird song format. Recitation of Adhyathmaramayanam Kilippattu is very important in Hindu families in Kerala.
Ramayana is recited in the houses and temples. Karkidaka is known as the month of Ramayana. Tradition ascribes the authorship of the Sanskrit Adhyathma Ramayana to Ved Vyasa since it is said to be an integral part of Brahmanda Purana. However, some scholars attribute it to the period 14th - 15th century CE and the author as unknown. It is this work that provided Tulasidas with the inspiration to compose his immortal work, the Ramacharitamanasa.
Traditionally, two ancient sources of Ramayana are Valmiki Ramayana and Ramavataram. Ramavataram, popularly referred to as Kamba Ramayanam , is a Tamil epic that was written by the Tamil poet Kamban during the 12th century.
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The text consists of 7 books, 65 chapters and 4, verses in the form of a dialogue between Shiva and Parvati. Rama is presented as the supreme Brahman in the text, while the struggles of Sita and him are re-interpreted in an abstract spiritual form. Adhyatma Ramayana represents the story of Rama in a spiritual context. The text represents Rama as the Brahman metaphysical reality , mapping all saguna attributes of Rama to the nirguna nature ultimate unchanging attributeless virtues and ideals. The book is aimed to be used as a guide and a ready source of instruction for a spiritual seeker, as it presents the Ramayana as a divine allegory. The text influenced the popular Ramcharitmanas by Tulsidas.