epic, the Ramayana, has caught the fancy of innumerable minds after him. Poems, plays and novels have been written on the Ramayana theme in almost all the Indian languages. Krittivasa wrote a version of the Ramayana in Bengali nearly five hundred years ago. As he was a poet of the people, his story is written in simple language and has metaphors that are easily understood. Our story of Kumbhakarna has been derived from his Ramayana.