As we know there were many people who could have killed Ravana, like Lord Hanuman and Jambavan. But they didn't kill Ravana. Only Lord Rama did. Why?
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One important reason goes far back to even before Ravana was born. Ravan was actually one of the two gatekeepers at Lord Vishnu's abode Vaikuntha. Once, they stopped the four Sanat kumaras from entering into Vaikuntha and they got cursed. So they took take birth in demonic families as the Lord had desired:
They later on took birth as Hiranakshya, Hirankashyapu in Satya Yuga, Ravana, Kumbhakrana in Treta Yuga, and Kamsa, Sisupala in Dwapara Yuga. So for their deliverance, Vishnu in His avatars had to kill them. So only Lord Rama Killed Ravana.
Jambvan can't kill Ravana, because Ravana has boon that only Monkey or Man ( Narayan in man form) can kill him. Jambvan is form of bear.
When Ravana meet first time to Lord Hanuman, that time he told him that He is Amar ( a person that can't be died ). Listening to this, Lord Hamuman remain him his boon that Ravana was bless to only killed by Monkey or Narayan ( i.e. Lord Vishnu ).
Hanuman told him that he too can kill Ravana at that very moment but he wanted Lord Rama to get credit of killing Ravana, that's why he didnt kill him.
As pointed out above, ravana could only be killed by a vaanar(monkey) or a manushya(human).
Secondly, when hanuman met ravana for the first time, he went as a doot(ambasador) and couldn't fight with ravana.
Also, you always fight with a person of your stature, therefore, ravana(leader of rakshasa) fought with lord Rama.
According to my opinion there is a simple answer of this question... everybody know's Ravana was a great and big DEVOTEE.. of "lord Shiva"... and HANUMAN is Rudra Avtar of "Lord Shiva".. so how could he killed Ravana.. Even when "Lord Ram" killed Ravana. After that he worshiped for "Lord Shiva" with a "stoop(shiv ling)" in Rameswaram after that it was known as Rameswaram temple..
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