The Ramayana consists of 24,000 verses. It was first written by Sage Valmiki in Treta Yuga in Sanskrit and later translated into Hindi by Tulisidas. Rama is the seven avatar of the Lord Vishnu.
The Ramcharitmanas consists of seven books, of which are Balkand (Childhood Episode) ,Ayodhyakand (Ayodhya Episode), Aranyakand (Forest Episode), Kishkindhakand(Kishkindha Episode), Sundarkand (Pleasant Episode), Lankakand (Lanka Episode) and Uttarkand (Later Episode).
King Dashrath has three wives. Queen Kaushalya is the principle queen and the mother of Ram. Queen Kaikeyi is the mother of Bharat amd Queen Sumitra is the mother of Lakshman and Shatrughan.
Shri Rama was married to Mother Sita .The had two sons Luv and Kush.He was requested by him mother Kaikeyi to go into the forest for 14 years and her son Bharat to be crowned the King instead of him. He went in the forest to fulfill the wishes of his parents with his wife Mother Sita and his brother Lakshman.
During his stay in the forest, the sister(Surpanalha) of King Ravan fell in love with Shri Ram and Lakshman.She was rejected by both of them.Surpanakha is greatly upset and visits Ravan at his residence in Lanka. She explains all that has happened, after which Ravan calls for his old friend Marich and he kidnapped Mother Sita.During their search for mother Sita Shree Ram befriended Sugriva.With his help and Hanumanji they were able to find mother Sita and killed Ravan.The returned to Ayodha after 14 years and Shri Ram became the King.