Jatayu in Ramayana was a vulture who fought against Ravana, while the latter was abducting Sita.

What was Jatayu's age during his fight against Ravana?

  • I don't think his age is mentioned in Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, I haven't read it.
    – Bingming
    Commented Dec 24, 2022 at 1:18

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When Jatayu fought Ravana he was sixty thousand years old. He mentions his age in the Ramayana as follows:

षष्टिवर्षसहस्राणि जातस्य मम रावण। पितृपैतामहं राज्यं यथावदनुतिष्ठतः॥२०॥

Sixty thousand years have elapsed, O Ravana, ever since I was born, during which I have duly carried on the hereditary rulership of birds (my forefathers).
-Srimad Ramayana Aranyakanda, Chapter 50, verse 20

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