According to Hindu epic, Ravana (IAST : Rāvaṇa; / ˈrɑːvənə) was a demon king of the island of Lanka.
In the Ramayana, Ravana is described as a symbol of evil, though a learned scholar well versed in the Vedas. He appears as the primary antagonist, and is said to be the most revered devotee of Shiva, with his image being associated with him at some places. He also appears in several Buddhist and Jain texts.
Pedigree[change | change source]
- Grandfather(maternal) - King Sumaali
- Mother - Princess Kaykasee
- Grandfather(paternal) - Saint of Pulasthi
- Father - Saint of Waishrawa
- Wife - Princess Mandhodharee
- Son - Meganaadha (Indrajith)
- Brothers - Kuweara, Kumbhakarna, Vibheeshana
- Sister - Suparnakaa
- Father in law - Saint of Kaalaneam
Kindom[change | change source]
Capitol - Lankapura
Alakamandhaawa, Thapo wanaya, Gokannaka
Written Books[change | change source]
- Arka prakaasha
- Kumaara thanthraya
- Watikaa Prakaranaya
References[change | change source]
- http://www.hindustantimes.com/Ravana-is-a-hero-for-Sinhala-nationalists/Article1-249335.aspx Archived 2011-11-12 at the Wayback Machine
Notes[change | change source]
- ↑ "World History Encyclopedia". Wikipedia. 2021-10-01.
- ↑ "Sigiriya". Wikipedia. 2018-03-21.