Characters in the Ramayana

2017-07-29T10:50:23+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Lakshmana, Maricha, Anasuya, Bharadwaja, Rama, Subahu, Prahasta, Atikaya, Akshayakumara, Angada, Manthara, Menaka, Jatayu, Jambavan, Sita, Dasharatha, Indrajit, Kausalya, Kaikeyi, Sumitra, Sampati, Tataka, Mayasura, Vali (Ramayana), Janaka, Shurpanakha, Bharata (Ramayana), Kumbhakarna, Sugriva, Mandavi, Shrutakirti, Shatrughna, Kubera, Hanuman, Khara (Ramayana), Sumali, Vibhishana, Jabali, Kushadhwaja, Makardhwaja, Ilavida flashcards Characters in the Ramayana
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  • Lakshmana
    (This article is about Hindu deity. For other uses, see Lakshman (disambiguation).) In the Hindu sacred text Ramayana, Lakshmana (Sanskrit Lakṣmaṇa) also known as Soumitri, Bharatanuja is younger brother and close companion of god Rama, hero of the epic and avatar of god Vishnu.
  • Maricha
    In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Maricha, or Mareecha (Sanskrit: मारीच, IAST: Mārīca), Indonesian: Marica, Malay: Martanja, Tamil: Marichan, Thai: มารีจ Mareet) is a rakshasa (demon), who is killed by Rama, the hero of the epic and an avatar of God Vishnu.
  • Anasuya
    Anasuya(IAST: Anusūyā, अनसूया "free from envy and jealousy"), also known as Anusuya, was wife of an ancient Indian rishi (sage) named Atri, in Hindu mythology.
  • Bharadwaja
    Bharadwaja, also spelled Bharadwaaj (Sanskrit: भारद्वाज, IAST: Bhāradvāja), was one of the greatest Hindu sages (Maharṣis) descendant of Sage (Ṛṣi) Aṅgirasā, whose accomplishments are detailed in the Purāṇas.
  • Rama
    Rama (/ˈrɑːmə/; Sanskrit: राम Rāma) or Ramachandra is the seventh avatar of the Hindu God Vishnu.
  • Subahu
    Subahu (Sanskrit: सुबाहु Supāhu, Tamil: சுபாகு Cupāku, Kannada: ಸುಬಾಹು, Thai: Sawahu) is a rakshasa character in the Ramayana.
  • Prahasta
    In the Hindu epic the Ramayana, Prahasta (Sanskrit: प्रहस्‍त) was a powerful rakshasa warrior, chief commander of Ravana's army of Lanka and son of Ravana.
  • Atikaya
    Atikaya (Tamil: Atikayan, Malay: Trikaya) was the son of Ravana and his wife Danyamalini in the Ramayana epic.
  • Akshayakumara
    Akṣaya_kumār (Sanskrit: अक्षयकुमार) was the youngest son of Ravana and the brother of Indrajit.
  • Angada
    Angada is a vanara who helped Rama find his wife Sita and fight her abductor, Ravana, in Ramayana.
  • Manthara
    Manthara (Sanskrit: मंथरा; lit: "humpbacked") in the Hindu epic Ramayana is the maid who convinced Queen Kaikeyi that the throne of maharaja belonged to her son Bharata and that her step-son—crown-prince Rama (the hero of the Ramayana)—should be exiled from the kingdom.
  • Menaka
    (For other uses, see Menaka (disambiguation).) In Hindu mythology, Menaka(Sanskrit: मेनका) is considered one of the most beautiful of the heavenly Apsaras.
  • Jatayu
    (For other uses, see Jatayu (disambiguation).) In the Indian epic Ramayana, Jatayu (Sanskrit: जटायुः Jatāyu, Kannada: ಜಟಾಯು: Jatayu, Telugu: జటాయు, Tamil: Chatayu, Thai: Sadayu, Malay: Jentayu or Chentayu, Indonesian: Burung Jatayu meaning "Jatayu bird") is the youngest son of Aruna.
  • Jambavan
    Jambavan/Jamvanta is a character originating in Indian epic poetry.
  • Sita
    Sita (also spelled Sîta, Seeta or Seetha [ˈsiː taː], meaning furrow), also known as Siya, Vaidehi, Janaki, Maithili or Bhoomija, is the central female character of the Hindu epic Ramayana and daughter of King Janaka of Janakpur and his wife queen Sunaina.
  • Dasharatha
    Dasharatha (Sanskrit: दशरथ, IAST Daśaratha) was, according to Ramayana, the king of Ayodhya and a descendant of Ikshvaku dynasty(also known as Suryavamsha or Raghuvamsa dynasty).
  • Indrajit
    Indrajit or Meghanada was a prince of Lanka and a conqueror of Indra Loka (heaven).
  • Kausalya
    (This article is about the mother of the Hindu god Rama. For the actress, see Kausalya (actress). For the singer, see Kousalya (singer).) Kaushalya(Sanskrit: कौसल्या Kaushalyā, Tamil: கோசலை, Thai: Kausuriya, Burmese: Kothalla) in the Indian Ramayana epic was eldest of King Dasharatha's three wives and a queen of Ayodhya; she was daughter of the King of Magadha Kingdom(Kaushal) Maharaj Sukaushal and his wife queen Amritaprabha.
  • Kaikeyi
    Kaikeyi (Sanskrit: कैकेयी, Kaikeyī, Indonesian: Kekayi, Burmese: Kaike, Malay: Kekayi, Thai: Kaiyakesi, in the Indian epic Ramayana, was one of King Dasharatha's three wives and Queen of Ayodhya. In Ayodhya kand Rama says that Kaikeyi is their younger mother(chapter 52, verse 61). But in Aranya kand Rama says that न ते अम्बा मध्यमा तात गर्हितव्या कथंचन। ताम् एव इक्ष्वाकु नाथस्य भरतस्य कथाम् कुरु(chapter 16, verse 37) Which means "In any way, dear Lakshmana, you are not supposed to deplore another mother of ours, but you go on telling the topics of Bharata, the king of Ikshvakus." The word अम्बा मध्यमा means second mother or middle mother. She was mother of Bharata. The term Kaikeyī in Sanskrit means belonging to Kekeya Kingdom, referring the ruling family of the Kekaya clan, to whom Kaikey
  • Sumitra
    Sumitra(Sanskrit: सुमित्रा, Tamil: சுமித்திரை (/ˈ/), Burmese: Thumitra, Malay: Samutra, Khmer Thai: สมุทรเทวี Samutthra Thewi) in the Indian epic Ramayana, was third of King Dasharatha's three wives and a queen of Ayodhya.
  • Sampati
    In Hindu mythology, Sampati (Sanskrit: सम्पाति Sampāti, Indonesian: Sempati, Thai: Sampathi, Tamil: Campati, Malay: Dasampani) was the oldest son of Aruṇa and a brother of Jatayu.
  • Tataka
    Tatakā or Taraka (ताड़का) or Tadaka or Thataka (Telugu:Thataki; Tamil: Tatakai; Thai: Kannada (Thataki) Kakanasun, from Sanskrit Kākanāsura, "Crow Demoness"; Malay: Jagina) was a Yaksha princess-turned-demoness in the epic Ramayana.
  • Mayasura
    In Hindu mythology, Maya (Sanskrit: मय), or Mayāsura (मयासुर) was a great ancient king of the asura, daitya and rākṣasa races.
  • Vali (Ramayana)
    In the Hindu epic Ramayana, vanara Vali was king of Kishkindha, husband of Tara, a son of Indra, elder brother of Sugriva and father of Angada.
  • Janaka
    Janaka (also spelled Janak; Nepali: जनक, Sanskrit: जनक) is the name used to refer to the kings of Videha and is ancestor of indigenous Maithil people.
  • Shurpanakha
    Shurpanakha (IAST: Śūrpaṇakhā; lit. "sharp, long nails") or Surpanakha is a pivotal character in Valmiki's epic, the Ramayana, and is the sister of the main antagonist, Ravana, King of Lanka.
  • Bharata (Ramayana)
    Bharata (Sanskrit: भरत, Indonesian: Barata, Chinese: Poloto, Burmese: Bhadra, Malay: Baradan, Tamil: Paratan, Thai: Phra Phrot) in the Hindu epic Ramayana was younger brother of the protagonist Rama and second son of Dasharatha and only son of Kaikeyi.
  • Kumbhakarna
    Kumbhakarna(Sanskrit: कुम्भकर्ण, lit. pot-eared) rakshasa is the younger brother of Ravana in the famous Indian epic Ramayana.
  • Sugriva
    In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Sugriva (Sanskrit: सुग्रीव, lit. beautiful necked) was younger brother of Vali, whom he succeeded as ruler of the vanara or monkey kingdom of Kishkindha.
  • Mandavi
    (Not to be confused with Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach or Mandvi in Gujarat.) In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Mandavi was daughter of Kushadhwaja and his wife queen Chandrabhaga, brother of King Janaka of Mithila and hence a cousin of Sita.
  • Shrutakirti
    (For character from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, see Upapandavas § Shrutakarma.) In Hindu epic Ramayana, Shrutakirti or Shrutkeerti(IAST Śrutakīrti) is daughter of king Kushadhwaja and his wife queen Chandrabhaga.
  • Shatrughna
    Shatrughna was the youngest brother of Lord Rama in the Hindu epic Ramayana.
  • Kubera
    (For other uses, see Kubera (disambiguation).) Kubera (Sanskrit: कुबेर, Pali/later Sanskrit: Kuvera), also spelt Kuber, is the Lord of Wealth and the god-king of the semi-divine Yakshas in Hindu mythology.
  • Hanuman
    Hanuman (/ˈhʌnʊˌmɑːn, ˈhɑːnʊ-, ˌhʌnʊˈmɑːn, ˌhɑːnʊ-/; Hanumān in IAST), is a god and an ardent devotee of the god Rama.
  • Khara (Ramayana)
    Khara (Tamil: Karan, Thai: Khon) was a man-eating rakshasain the Indian Ramayana epic.
  • Sumali
    Sumali (Malay: Sumaliwan, Tamil: Chumali, Thai:ท้าวสหมลิวัน) is the maternal grandfather of Ravana, the principal antagonist of the Ramayana.
  • Vibhishana
    Vibhishana(IAST: Vibhīṣaṇa or Bibhishan) was a king of Lanka in the legendary epic Ramayana.
  • Jabali
    Jabali (Sanskrit: जाबालि) is a character in the ancient Indian epic Ramayana.
  • Kushadhwaja
    Kushadhwaja(also known as Kushadbhojan), was younger brother of Janaka.
  • Makardhwaja
    Makardhwaja / Magardhwaja as per Hindu Mythology, is a son of Hanuman, who makes his appearance in the epic Valmiki Ramayana.
  • Ilavida
    Ilavida or Idavida is a character in the Ramayana, as the stepmother of Ravana and the first wife of Vishrava.