Ramayan is a timeless classic based on Valmiki's ancient epic and Tulsidas' Ramcharitmanas. Tracing the journey of Lord Rama through the trials and tribulations of his iconic life, Ramayan shows viewers a way of life ; it is rich in the core values, ideals and principles that form the crux of Indian culture and upbringing. Centuries after the original epic was first written, its relevance in contemporary times remains unquestioned. The characters Rama, Sita, Lakshman, Bharat, Hanuman and Ravan are all fundamental to the cultural consciousness of India. The show, like the religious epic it is based on, explores the subtleties of the delicate relationships within one's family, portraying model characters like the ideal father, king, servant, brother and wife.