वालीनिर्दलनं समुद्रतरणं लङ्कापुरीदाहनं पश्चाद्रावणकुम्भकर्णहननमेतद्धि रामायणम् ॥
vālī nigrahaṇam samudrataraṇam laṅkāpurīdāhanam
paścād rāvaṇa kumbhakarṇa hananam hyētaddhi rāmāyaṇam ||
Ramayana in a single shloka!
Rama leaves for his exile in the forest. Rama kills the golden deer, followed by the kidnapping of vaidehi (sita).
Jatayu is killed while trying to rescue Sita; Rama has a conversation with Sugriva and later kills his brother Vali.
Hanuman cross the sea while in search of Sita, and happens to set the whole of Lanka on fire.
Finally Ravana and Kumbhakarna are killed, thus is the essence of Ramayana.