Ravana

King of Lanka in the Hindu epic Ramayana

According to hindu epic, Ravana (IAST : Rāvaṇa; / ˈrɑːvənə) was a demon king[1] of the island of Lanka.

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

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.

PedigreeEdit

  • 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

KindomEdit

Capitol - Lankapura

Alakamandhaawa,[2] Thapo wanaya, Gokannaka

Written BooksEdit

  • Arka prakaasha
  • Kumaara thanthraya
  • Rasarathnaakaraya
  • Watikaa Prakaranaya

ReferencesEdit

  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/

NotesEdit

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