Firstly let’s note that the abduction of Devi Sita by Ravana was informed to Shri Rama by a dying Jatayu, much before the meeting with Hanuman:
Oh, boy Rama, blest is your eternality, for whom you are searching as with the search of a rejuvenescent herb in the vast of forest, Ravana stole that lady and my lives, too - VR 3.67.15
Though he was asked by ...
Yes Ravana killed his sister's husband.
As per this chapter of Valmiki Ramayana: Uttar Kanda:
And then going to the city named Asma ruled by the Kalakayas, Ravana() slew the Kalakayas endowed with terriffic striength ;and then with his sword cut of his brother.in law, the husband of Surpanakha, the mighty Vidyujjihva possessed of terriffic strength; as that ...
Yes, something similar is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana: Yuddha Kanda: Sarga 59
प्रयाहि जानामि रणार्दितस्त्वं |
प्रविश्य रात्रिंचरराज लङ्काम् |
अश्वस्य निर्याहि रथी च धन्वी |
तदा बलम् प्रेक्ष्यसि मे रथस्थः || ६-५९-१४३
"O, King of the Ranger of night! I know you have been tormented in the battle. Go and return to Lanka. Having regained your breath, ...
If the killing of Ravana was a part of destiny, it must be predicted by Jyotisha . Let's see if that is the case by using Shri Ram's horoscope as used by Achyutananda tradition of Puri.
In this chart, 6th house (enemies) has Rahu in Saggitarius, which shows that a prominent enemy of a Jataka shall be a Rakshasha (Rahu) with Brahmin nature (Saggitarius being ...
The first story can be found in Valmiki Ramayana: Uttara Kand: Sarga 31. After that incident, Kubera's son Nalakuvera cursed Ravana:
[Nalakuvera said:] O fair one [Rambha], since thou hast been ravished by him [Ravana] despite thy unwillingness he shall never be able to get by an unwilling damsel. Whenever he shall, stricken by lust, ravish a reluctant ...
As specified in the link Rakshasendra, consist of two words, Rakshas and Indra.
As per my understanding, when the term Indra is used with other terms, it signifies that for whomever the term is used for, he/she/it is superior to others of its kind or is like a king of its kind.
Devendra is Indra within devas or king of Devas,
Narendra is Indra ...
The literary work of Acharya Chatursen Shastri - titled as Vayam Rakshamah (वयं रक्षाम:) - was based on the life of Ravana’s character.In this historical fiction, the author narrated his perspective about the events related to Ravana’s life -