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Ravana on a brass chariot of Searsole Rajbari, West Bengal, India
ravana fights Rama drawn in an Prehistorical style

According to Hindu epic, Ravana (IAST : Rāvaṇa; / ˈrɑːvənə) was a demon king[1] 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,[2] Thapo wanaya, Gokannaka

Written Books[change | change source]

  • Arka prakaasha
  • Kumaara thanthraya
  • Rasarathnaakaraya
  • Watikaa Prakaranaya

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Ravana-is-a-hero-for-Sinhala-nationalists/Article1-249335.aspx Archived 2011-11-12 at the Wayback Machine
  2. https://wiralfeed.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/facts-about-ravana/

Notes[change | change source]

  1. "World History Encyclopedia". Wikipedia. 2021-10-01.
  2. "Sigiriya". Wikipedia. 2018-03-21.