Valmiki Ramayana is an ancient Indian epic that narrates the story of Lord Rama and his journey. The question of whether it is real or fake depends on how one defines “real.”
In terms of historical accuracy, there is ongoing debate among scholars about the extent to which the events and characters in the Ramayana are based on historical fact. Some scholars believe that the story is entirely mythological, while others suggest that there may be some historical basis for the story.
Regardless of its historical accuracy, the Valmiki Ramayana is considered an important literary and cultural work in Indian history. It has influenced Indian culture, art, and literature for centuries, and continues to be an important part of Hindu religious tradition.
As for how long it took to finish the Valmiki Ramayana, there is no definitive answer. According to traditional belief, the sage Valmiki is said to have composed the epic over a period of many years. However, the exact length of time it took to complete the work is not known.