Friday, February 14, 2020

Character of the Day: VIBHISHANA


VIBHISHANA is Ravana's pious brother who defects to Rama's side in the war, and who then becomes ruler of Lanka after Ravana's death. He is also considered to be one of the "Immortals," or Chiranjivi.

Wikipedia: Vibhishana

Ramayana: Vibhishana is one of the main characters of the Ramayana, eventually becoming ruler of Lanka and marrying Ravana's widow, Mandodari.

Devdutt.com: Challenging Loyalty

Kindle: Vibhishana (Epic Characters of Ramayana)

Videos:

Monday, February 10, 2020

Character of the Day: JATAYU


JATAYU is the mighty bird ally of King Dasharatha who fought against Ravana when he abducted Sita. He is the brother of Sampati.

Wikipedia: Jatayu

Ramayana: Jatayu attempts to rescue Sita from Ravana, but Ravana defeats him. Rama discovers the dying bird, and then performs his funeral rites.

Devdutt.com: Ram and the Rooster

Kindle: Jatayu: Savior from the Skies by Anuradha Kumar

Bizzell: Divine Beings: Airavata, Jatayu, Nandi and Others


Videos:



Jatayu: India's Best Statue
(English subtitles)

Friday, February 7, 2020

Character of the Day: HANUMAN

HANUMAN, the divine monkey, is Rama's devoted follower and protector. He is considered one of the Chiranjivi (Immortals).

Wikipedia: Hanuman

Wikiquote: Hanuman

Holiday: Hanuman Jayanti

Ramayana: Hanuman is one of the key characters of the Ramayana. Rama meets Hanuman shortly after Sita is abducted, and Hanuman plays a key role in her rescue from Lanka.

Mahabharata: Hanuman meets his half-brother Bhima who, at first, mistakes Hanuman for a normal monkey. (Bhima and Hanuman both have Vayu, the wind god, as their celestial father.)

Devdutt.com: Why Hanuman Chalisa is the most powerful expression of personal Hinduism

Kindle: The Chronicles of Hanuman by Shubha Vilas ($5)

Bizzell: Sundarkaand: Triumph of Hanuman by Shyam Prakash


Videos: