Sri Bhagavan said that Kamba Ramayana consists of 12,000 stanzas to Valmiki’s 24,000. Kamba’s can be understood only by the learned and not by all. Tulasidas had heard Kamba Ramayana recited to him in Hindi by a Tamil saint and later wrote his famous Ramayana.
Talks with Ramana Maharshi
20th April, 1937