I don't think he is mentioned in the Ramayana. In the Mahabharata, Vishwaksena is a name of Krishna/Vishnu. Before his final defeat, Bhishma says

In the battle, the brave and intelligent one, the destroyer of the cities of enemies, began to think. ‘I am capable of slaying all the Pandavas with a single bow, had the immensely strong Vishvaksena not been their protector now."

There are other minor characters named Vishwaksena, not the chief of Vishnu's army.

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Even in Valmiki Ramayana, 'Vishwaksena' is a name of Vishnu -

' O Raghava ! You are the truth in the middle and at the end. You are supreme Dharma in the worlds. You are Vishwaksena.'

- Valmiki Ramayana Critical Edition Chapter 6 (105)

  • Is Chapter 6 from Yuddha Kaand? For a person like me who is reading authentic Valmiki Ramayana, it would be easy to find this verse.
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Jun 9, 2023 at 4:59
  • @TheLittleNaruto - No. It's chapter 105 of 6th Kanda ( yuddha kanda) of Critical edition of Valmiki Ramayana. Jun 9, 2023 at 6:03
  • In chapter 105, Rishi Agastya gives Aditya hridaya stotra to Shree Rama, and in whole chapter he extols Surya devata not Rama in authentic Valmiki Ramayana.
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Jun 9, 2023 at 7:03
  • @TheLittleNaruto - I am talking about the critical edition of Valmiki Ramayana. In non-critical editions, chapter numbers may be different. Jun 9, 2023 at 8:20
  • Can you help me with the context in critical edition in chapter 105?
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Jun 9, 2023 at 10:56

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