Valmiki's Sanskrit Ramayana was written either in Treta Yuga about a million years ago (the traditional dating), or about the fourth century BCE (the scholarly dating). The first translation into Hindi was Tulsidas's Rama-carita-manas in 1576. The first complete translation into English that I know of was Ralph T. H.
There are many facts to support this, like Ramayana happened in the Treta Yuga which comes before the Dvapara Yuga (Mahabharata) and Rama (in Ramayana) was the 7th avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu, while Krishna (in Mahabharata) was the 8th avatar of Vishnu. Lord Vishnu was going to incarnate as Rama and Krishna.
There are different views about the time the Ramayana was written. Some people believe that it was written 2,500 years ago (around 500 BC). Others think that it was written around 1,800 years ago. All agree that the book is very old and was written before the Mahabharata.
The first section of the Mahabharata states that it was Ganesha who wrote down the text to Vyasa's dictation. Ganesha is said to have agreed to write it only if Vyasa never paused in his recitation. Vyasa agrees on condition that Ganesha takes the time to understand what was said before writing it down.
It is named for Tulsidas who lived there while he wrote the Ramcharitmanas. It can be said without reservation that Tulsidas is the greatest to write in the Hindi language. Tulsidas was a Brahmin by birth and was believed to be a reincarnation of the author of the Sanskrit Ramayana, Valmiki.
Aihole inscriptions give the date of Kurukshetra war around 3102 BCE. K. Sadananda, based on translation work, states that the Kurukshetra War started on 22 November 3067 BCE. B. N. Achar used planetarium software to argue that the Mahabharata War took place in 3067 BCE.
The Ramayana is one of the largest ancient epics in world literature. It consists of nearly 24,000 verses (mostly set in the Shloka meter), divided into seven Kandas (books) and about 500 sargas (chapters).
Tulsidas was acclaimed in his lifetime to be a reincarnation of Valmiki, the composer of the original Ramayana in Sanskrit. He is also considered to be the composer of the Hanuman Chalisa, a popular devotional hymn dedicated to Hanuman ji,the divine devotee of lord Rama.
The Ramayana is an ancient Sanskrit epic which follows Prince Rama's quest to rescue his beloved wife Sita from the clutches of Ravana with the help of an army of monkeys. It is traditionally attributed to the authorship of the sage Valmiki and dated to around 500 BCE to 100 BCE.
As Valmiki Ramayan is considered as first One so there are total 7 kandas in valmiki Ramayana. Baal kanda, ayodhya kanda, aranya kanda, kishkinda kanda, sundara kanda ,yuddha kanda, uttara kanda. Uttara kanda is added later by valmiki. Its later part of story after Rama becomes king.
Tamil Nadu - The Tamil Kambaramayanam, a popular version, written by poet Kamban in the 12th century. Andhra Pradesh - The Sri Ranganatha Ramayanam was adapted by Gona Budda Reddy and is the Telugu version of the Ramayana between 1300 and 1310 A.D.. The Molla Ramayanamu was adapted by poet Molla.
Rama (or Ramacandra) is the seventh avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. His adventures, notably the slaying of the demon king Ravana, are recounted in the Vana Parva of the Mahabharata and in the Ramayana, the oldest Sanskrit epic, written sometime in the 5th century BCE but with some later additions.
So, Rajaraja Narendra requested his teacher, adviser and court poet Nannaya Bhattaraka to translate Sanskrit Mahabharata into Telugu for his subjects. Nannaya Bhattaraka took the challenge very seriously.
Valmiki was the composer of the first Sanskrit poem (the Adikavya) known the world over as the epic Ramayana (Story of Lord Rama), hence he is called the Adikavi or First Poet - the Poet of Poets of India. He was born along the banks of the Ganges in ancient India to a sage by the name of Prachetasa.
The epic Mahabharata is traditionally ascribed to the Sage Vyasa; the Bhagavad Gita, being a part of the Mahabharata's Bhishma Parva, is also ascribed to him.
The Mahabharata confirms that Lord Krishna spoke the Bhagavad-Gita to Arjuna at the Battle of Kuruksetra in 3137 B.C. (5154 years ago). According to specific astrological references in the Vedic scriptures, the year 3102 B.C. is the beginning of kali yuga which began 35 years after the battle at Kurukshetra.
The Mahabharata is an important source of information on the development of Hinduism between 400 bce and 200 ce and is regarded by Hindus as both a text about dharma (Hindu moral law) and a history (itihasa, literally “that's what happened”).