Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Character of the Day: KUMBHAKARNA


KUMBHAKARNA is Ravana's gigantic brother, doomed to sleep for long periods of time, and very hungry whenever he woke up. Rama finally killed him in battle. His name means "Pot-Ear" (Kumbha-Karna).

Wikipedia: Kumbhakarna

Ramayana: Kumbhakarna on Ravana's side in the war against Rama.

Devdutt.com: Challenging Loyalty

Bizzell: Kumbhakarna: The Sleeping Giant


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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Character of the Day: INDRAJIT


INDRAJIT is the son of Ravana and Mandodari. He was called Meghanada, and later took the name Indrajit (Conqueror-of-Indra) after he helped his father win victory over the Devas. In the war against Rama, Indrajit was beheaded by Lakshmana.

Wikipedia: Indrajit

Ramayana: Indrajit was one of Ravana's most important soldiers, and he also possessed many supernatural weapons.

Devdutt.com: From Earth, To Earth

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Character of the Day: MANDODARI


MANDODARI is Ravana's chief wife, and the mother of his son, Indrajit. She is revered as one of the Panchakanya.

Wikipedia: Mandodari

Ramayana: There are many different legends about Mandodari found in regional versions of the Ramayana, such as the legend that she was actually Sita's mother, or the legend that she began life as a frog.

Devdutt.com: My wife is a frog

Kindle: Mandodari’s Ravanayana by Sundari Haran ($4)

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Mandodari's Ramayana (see book link above)