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Rāvaṇa is the primary antagonist in the Hindu epic Ramayana.

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What was the age difference between Ravana and Rama?

In the epic Ramayana, what was the age difference between Ravana and Rama?
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Family tree of Ravana

Is any family tree of Ravana available? Are there children of Ravana or is there a family tree for his sister's family?
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How did Ravana conquer the nine planets?

As per Ramayana , Ravana conquered the nine planets and influenced the birth of meghnatha ? In the context of this how can any ordinary human being conquer the bad effects of grahas?
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Which traits made Ravana an evil character in Ramayana?

Apart from the story of Ravana being the cursed gatekeeper of lord Narayana , which trait made Ravana lose in the battle and morality in his life? The insight of the question is which actions ...
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How hanuman ji killed akshayakumar if kaal was imprisoned in ravana's prison

Ravana had tied all nav-grahas and also imprisoned kaal. Is it true then that kaal can't take anyone's life in ravan's kingdom without his permission? If yes, then how Hanuman Ji killed Akshayakumar ...
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Ravan Dahan is morally right?

Ravan Dahan, where effigy of Ravan is burnt, is celebrated in some parts of Bharat during Vijaya Dashami day. Ravan, though rakshasa, still considered as Brahmana. Some Puranas white of Rama, Hanuman ...
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Was Ravan actually a big devotee of Lord Shiva?

Was he actually a huge Shiva bhakt or was it exaggerated to make him look good?
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What was the caste of Ravana?

What is the caste of Ravana since we know the castes of Rama and others, so what is the caste of Ravana especially since he's a demon?
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Why did Bramha stop Hanuman from killing/defeating Ravana?

According to Ramayana there was a scene when Ravana challenged Hanuman for a single punch fight. Ravana gave a punch to Hanuman but when Hanuman was about to punch back he was stopped by Brahma. Why ...
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What was the point of studying Vedas for Ravana?

I mean if Ravana had to be bad even after studying the Vedas what was the point of it? What did he learn from it?
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Why Wasn’t Ravan Punished For His Sins

I understand that Ravan was one of the door guards in Vaikunth, then he messed up and didn’t let in the child saints to see Narayan, then he had to take birth three times as enemy of Narayan. After ...
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Why did Ravana get to live so lavishly?

The same goes for Kansa. Why did they get to live so lavishly? When dharma says work hard to earn your merit then why did they get to live so lavishly?
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Why did ravana live for so long?

How could someone like ravana with not so many good karmas live for so long?
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How old was Jatayu when he fought Ravana?

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?
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Why did Ravana, Kansa die such easy deaths?

I mean people who were slaughtered by them died so severely while on the other hand they died so easily without much so pain ?
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Is Ravana Samhita authentic?

There was a note in the International Ayurvedic Medical Journal that the Sanskrit manuscript of the Ravana Samhita is in the Institute of Oriental Studies of Bhandarkar: https://fdocuments.in/document/...
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What does the Ravana Samhita say about Rahu?

I can't read Hindi and Sanskrit. Which of the signs of the zodiac is called Rahu's own sign or Rahu's exaltation sign in this edition of the Ravana Samhita? https://archive.org/details/rXra_ravan-...
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Compilation of Qualities of Rama and Ravana

I want, Compilation of qualities of Rama and Ravana collected from verses of various scriptures. citing the particular verse-and writing the Sanskrit word for that quality
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Qualities Comparision of Rama VS Ravana, Krishna VS Kamsa?

I want, list and comparision; of qualities and characteristics between Rama VS Ravana , Krishna VS Kamsa (backed-referenced) from Scripture Verses comparision among of those qualities can we derive ...
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What was Ravana's age when Sri Rama killed him?

Ravana was born way before Sri Rama, as per inferences using some texts, he was born 12 or 13 Mahayuga before Sri Rama (born - 24th Treta Yuga). From this answer, it seems that Ravana was at least 56 ...
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Does any scripture state Ravana to be a great Astrologer?

Many people say that Ravana was having immense knowledge of astrology. Which texts support this statement?
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Where is the story of Ravana capturing all the 9 planets found?

There is a story of Ravana capturing all the 9 planets for the benefit of his son Meghanad.All the planets agree to go to the 11th house of his son but Lord Shani refuses and hence Ravana fights with ...
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Story of jaya vijaya and King Pratap bhanu

I was reading through Ramcharitmanas of Goswami Tulsidas Ji. I read the story of Raja Pratap Bhanu and he becoming Ravana in the next birth. I wondered, how is that possible when we know that Jay ...
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How did Ravana got soldiers to defeat Kubera to win Lanka?

How did Ravana got soldiers to defeat Kubera to win Lanka? Ravana was born in Brahmin orthodox family and he was born and brought up in Brahmins Kutira. So, how he got/gathered soldiers to defeat ...
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Which incidents have been excluded from Kambar’s Iramavataram as interpolations?

Kambar was a well known poet belonging to the 12th century, famous for writing the Irāmāvatāram, the Tamil version of Srimad Ramayanam a.k.a Kamba Ramayanam. According to the Wikipedia page of Kambar’...
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Where is the Panchvati mentioned in Ramayana located in present day India?

Is Panchvati in present day Nasik or in Parnashala? Where was Sita mata abducted by Ravana?
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How much was Ravana able to succeed in lifting the Bow in Sita Svayamvara

According to the Holy Book Ramayana written by Sage Valmiki, when Ravana attempted to lift the Bow in Sita Svayamvara, how much was he able to succeed?
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Where was Ravana born? Do we have any mention of Ravana's birth place in any Ramayana or Purana?

Where was Ravana born? Do we have any mention of Ravana's birthplace in any Ramayana or Purana?
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Did Ravana wear a sacred thread?

Did Ravana wear a sacred thread? If I get any sastric reference it will be helpful
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Did Rama and Ravana agree to rules of war, as was done in the Mahabharata?

I think Ravana says Rakshasas don't have dharmic rules of war. Did Ravana's side fight adharmically all the time, or did they show fair play on occasion? Was destroying Indrajit's Yagna to prevent ...
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Did Ravana from Ramayana lust over Goddess Parvati?

I was reading an answer on quora which states that Ravana lusted over Goddess Parvati. Did Ravana lust on goddess Parvati ?
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The real story behind Baijnath and Gokarna

A similar story goes for two different cities. Baijnath and Gokarna. Which one is the correct one? If both of them are true, did Ravana carry Shivlinga twice?
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What was the conversation between Ravana and Lakshmana when Ravana was on death bed [duplicate]

Please provide verse too and sources. What are the conversations between them and where it is mentioned with verse numbers. There are no shastric evidence in other questions
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What is Ravana gita, is it ever mentioned in any puran?

I have heard of Ravana gita many times in which purana is it mentioned and please give the verses too.
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Did Shurpanaka take revenge on Ravana using Sita?

I have come across some hear say versions like Shurpanaka took revenge on Ravana using Sita, for the killing of her husband Vidyutjihva.. We have the description of killing of shurpanaka husband in ...
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Did Rama told Ravana to "go today, come tomorrow"?

In Tamil version Kamba Ramayanam by Kambar, it is said during war, one day on the verge of Ravana's defeat, Rama gave chance to Ravana, to go today and come tomorrow for fight. Does this appear in ...
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Death of Ravana, his Karma or Destiny?

On the battlefield when Rama shot an arrow to kill Ravana, Laxman was directed by Rama to go and get his best advice. The first thing Raavan told Lakshman was that one should complete any auspicious ...
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What happened to Surpanakha after Ravana's death?

What happened to Surpanakha after Ravana's death. I heard some stories related to her which I refused to believe in. I couldn't find any post which mentions what happened to her. Is there any ...
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Is Kuvera Rākṣasendra? Where is Rākṣasendra mentioned in the Mahābhārata? What is the source [Ann.111]?

Source: https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/rakshasendra. It says it means Rāvaṇa (I find this unlikely), or Kuvera (which would bring about more questions, but will also answer a few). Where in the ...
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Did Ravana compose any music?

In T.V. serials, Ravana is always portrayed as a demon and never shown as a musician. Did Ravana compose any music?
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Is it true that Ravana was invited when Rama established a Shiva Lingam in Rameshwaram? [duplicate]

I keep hearing a story which follows as Rama needed a bridge to cross the ocean to reach Lanka, in order to defeat Ravana. He decided to conduct a Yagna to worship Lord Shiva at Rameshwaram. As he ...
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Did Ravaan kill Surpanakha's husband?

While scrolling through Surpanakha's page on Wikipedia, there it was written that Ravaan had eaten Surpanakha's husband (Vidyutjiva) Here is a part of the page --------- At the time of conquering ...
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What is the story of Kubera's sons?

While scrolling through the Wikipedia page of Lord Kubera, I saw that it was written Kubera's son's wife was Rambha who was raped by Ravana. So, what is this story? Also, His sons were cursed into two ...
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Who is Kaal Purush?

I watch the TV Series called Jai Jai Jai Bajrang Bali. There Ravana (king of Lanka) tries to stop Kaal Purush after Kaal Purush denies to answer Ravana's questions. He is shown as a person who rides ...
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Who killed whom in Ramayana?

I need a consolidated list of who killed whom in Ramayana. List should be like this: Ram - Ravan Ram - Kumbhkarn Laksman - Meghanad Laxman - Atikay Hanuman - Akshay Kumar I couldn't find this info ...
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Real story behind Ravana's death [duplicate]

I came across two stories on how Ravana was killed by Rama but not sure which one is correct. Story 1 : Rama used Brahmastra to kill Ravana. Brahmastra was so powerful that it killed Ravana ...
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Is there any evidence that Ravana was an ancestor of present day Sinhalese of Sri Lanka?

Ravana's Sri Lanka: "By examining the public discourse on Ravana that has been widespread among Sinhalese in the recent past, this paper suggests that the Sinhala nation is perhaps on the verge of ...
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Is Ravana ever depicted as fighting with more than two hands?

from Encyclopedia Britanica: Goddess Durga fought wielding weapons in many arms. In the Banasura-Krishna fight, Banasura used all his thousand arms with five hundred bows to rain arrows on Krishna. ...
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Any books with Ravana point of view?

Is there any book ,which is written from Ravana's point of view ? Like the book containing details regarding why he performed certain actions which are treated bad in Rama's point of view. Is there ...
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Verse in ramanyan when Sita warns Ravan to dare not touch her

What is the verse when Sita warns Ravan of touching her in Lanka
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