Valmiki Maharshi

Sage Valmiki is celebrated as the author of the great Hindu epic Ramayana. He was born during Treta Yuga. Ramayana, contained the details of various incidents occurred during the life of Lord Rama. The Ramayana tells the story of Rama, king of Ayodhya, about his birth, marriage life, life in forest, fight with Ravana and […]

Lankini Rakshasi, Lanka Guarding demon in Ramayana

Lankini was mentioned in the Ramayana, and she was the Devata of Sri Lanka, and she was also called as Lanka Devi and Lanka Mata. She served as a guard in Sri Lanka during the Treta Yuga. As per legend, once Lankini was serving as a guard in the Brahma Loka, also known as Satya […]

Surasa in Ramayana

Surasa is a female goddess, and she is considered as the mother of snakes. She appears in Ramayana, and she tested Lord Hanuman, while he was on his way to Lanka in search of Mata Sita. According to legend, Surasa is one of the daughters of Lord Daksha, the mind born son of Lord Brahma, […]

Jambavan | Jambavanta | King of Bears in Ramayana

Jambavan is a character popularly found in Ramyana. He is regarded as the King of Bears, and is having the power equivalent to that of lakhs of elephants and lions, and the capacity to win anyone.He is created specially by Lord Brahma for serving Sri Rama. He is known as Riksharaj (King of Bears). IMPORTANCE […]

Vibhishana | Ravana’s brother

Vibhishana was the brother of Ravana, the king of Lanka as per Ramayana. Vibhishana was the youngest son of Kaikesi and Sage Vishrava. IMPORTANCE Even though he was a Rakshasa, Vibhishana was of a noble character and advised Ravana, to return Sita to her husband Rama. When Ravana did not listen to his advice, Vibhishana […]

Role of Jambavan in Ramayana

In the epic Ramayana, Jambavanta helped Rama find His wife Sita and fight her abductor, Ravana. It is he who makes Hanuman realize his immense capabilities and encourages Him to fly across the ocean to search for Sita in Lanka. Jambavan mentions two past incidents in his life in the Ramayana. Jambavana also known as […]

Sugriva in Ramayana

In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Sugriva was younger brother of Vali, whom he succeeded as ruler of the vanara kingdom of Kishkindha. Rumā was his wife. He was son of Surya, the Hindu deity of Sun. As the king of vanara, Sugriva aided Rama in his quest to liberate his wife Sita from captivity at […]

Kaikeyi in Ramayana

Kaikeyi was one of the queens of King Dasharatha, and she was the daughter of the Kekaya King Ashwapati, and the sister of Yudhajit. Kaikeyi maintained good relations with her brother and parents even after she married with King Dasharath. Kaikeyi was a noble woman and she used to accompany her husband Dasharatha during his […]

Squirrel in Hinduism | Story of Squirrel in Ramayana

Squirrels are considered as sacred animals in India, and they are considered as worshipful creatures. They are fed with food items by the Hindus, similar to the feeding of crows, and they also helped Lord Rama during the time of building the bridge to reach the Lanka. Most of the Indian Squirrels would be having […]

Mainda in Ramayana | Vanara Warrior

Mainda is considered as one of the chief warriors in the Vanara Army, and he was controlled by the Vanara king Sugriva. He participated in the war held between Rama and Ravana, and fought bravely and killed lot of demons, and he was high praised by Sugriva for his valour. When Vibhishana wanted to take […]

Urmila, Lakshmana’s wife | Urmila’s 14-years Sleep – Ramayana

Urmila is a noble princess who lived during Treta Yuga. And her holiness was mentioned in Ramayana. She was praised for her chastity and purity. She was the daughter of King Janaka of Mithila and the sister of Sita. She was the dutiful wife of Lakshman and they got two sons. When Lakshman went to […]

Kesari in Ramayana | Father of Hanuman

Kesari was the brave Vanara king of a small region. He was the foster father of Lord Hanuman and the consort of Anjana. Kesari was a great person, who involves in deep meditation in the jungles, and an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. He prayed to Lord Shiva for a holy child, and after hearing […]

Sushena in Ramayana

Sushena was the king of a small region belonged to King Sugriva, and he was the father of Thara and the father-in-law of Vali. He eagerly took part in the battle between Rama and Ravana, and he also killed many demons during the battle by chanting the glories of Lord Rama. According to Ramayana, Sushena […]

Shanta in Ramayana | Lord Rama’s Sister

Shanta was the daughter of the great king Dasharatha and Kausalya, who was later adopted by King Rompad and Queen Vershini and she was born in the Treta Yuga. Shanta was the consort of the great rishi Rishyasringa, son of sage Vibhandaka. Shanta was well educated in Vedic subjects and talented in all kinds of […]

Mandavi, Wife of Bharata (Ramayana)

According to Ramayana, Mandavi is the daughter of King Kushadhwaja and Queen Chandrabhaga. And his father, Kushadhwaja is the brother of King Janaka. Mandavi is believed to have been born in Rajbiraj, Nepal. Mandavi got married with Rama’s younger brother Bharat, and they had two sons. Her younger sister was Shrutakirti and she got married […]

Sarama in Ramayana | Wife of Vibhishana

According to the great epic Ramayana, Sarama is the wife of the noble Vibhishana, the brother of Ravana. Sarama was born on the banks of the Manasarovar Lake. She looks attractive and contains very good qualities. She had maintained friendly relationship with Mata Sita, when she was imprisoned in Lanka. Sarama and Vibhishana had a […]

Shrutakirti | Wife of Shatrughna

According to Ramayana, Shrutakirti is the daughter of King Kushadhwaja and Queen Chandrabhaga. Shrutakirti was married to Rama’s youngest brother Shatrughna, and they got two sons. Shrutakirti was the sister of Mandavi, and similar to her sister, she also contains good qualities and considered as a beautiful and an intelligent woman, who used to give […]

Sumantra in Ramayana, Chief Minister of Dasharatha

As per Ramayana, Sumantra was the chief minister of King Dasharatha, and also his most favourite person. He was a well-wisher of the Dasharatha family, and participated in all the family functions. He was treated as a family member by Dasharatha, due to his good qualities and kindness. Sumantra is considered as one of the […]

Nala, Architect of Rama Satu (Bridge between Rameshwaram & Lanka)

As per Ramayana, Nala was the son of Vishwakarma and is a vanara, and he is considered to be the ancient civil engineer towards building the Rama Setu, a bridge across the ocean between Rameswaram and Lanka, in order to make the forces of Rama to easily reach to Lanka. The bridge is also called […]

Neela, Vanara Army Chief in Ramayana

In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Nila is a vanara chieftain in the army of Rama, the prince of Ayodhya and avatar of the god Vishnu. He is the commander-in-chief of the monkey army under the monkey king Sugriva and is described as leading the army in Rama’s battle against the rakshasa king Ravana of Lanka […]