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 […]

Sampati | Brother of Jatayu in Ramayana

According to Hindu legend, Sampati was the elder son of Aruna and the brother of Jatayu. He is a vulture. Sampati had a son named Babhru, who was very pious and holy person. Sampati lost his wings at his childhood. Sampati and Jatayu, when young, competed with other as to who could fly higher in […]

Shabari, Devotee of Lord Rama

Shabari is an old woman saint mentioned in Ramayana. She was an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and received his blessings. LIFE Shabari lived in a remote village. She was very spiritual even at his younger age, and lived an honest and noble life. In course of time, she met Sage Matanga near the Mountain […]

Shatrughna, Younger brother of Rama

Satrughna was the youngest brother of Lord Rama according to the epic Ramayana. He was also the brother of Lakshmana and Bharata. Satrughna was considered to be an incarnation of Sudarshana chakra, a divine weapon of Lord Vishnu. Satrughna was the son of the king of Ayodhya, Dasharatha and Queen Sumitra. Satrughna was married to […]

Jatayu in Ramayana | the Giant Bird which attacks Ravana while abducting Sita

In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Jatayu is the younger son of Aruṇa. His brother, Sampati, is a demi-god who has the form of a vulture and was an old friend of Dasharatha (Rama’s father). In the epic Ramayana when Jatayu sees Ravana abducting Sita, he tries to rescue Sita from Ravana. Jatayu fought valiantly with […]