Here are the 10 most interesting things about Ramayana you should know…
1. What does 10 heads of Ravana depict?
Ravana’s 10 heads symbolize the 6 Shastras and 4 Vedas, making him a great scholar and the most intelligent person of his time. He was a master of 64 types of knowledge and all arts of weaponry. … The head controls our destiny and the ten 10 heads of Ravana controlled his actions which ultimately let to his destruction.
2. What happens to Ravana when one of his ten heads is cut off?
During his penance, Ravana chopped off his head 10 times as a sacrifice to appease Brahma. Each time he sliced his head off, a new head arose, thus enabling him to continue his penance. At last, Brahma, pleased with his austerity, appeared after Ravana’s 10th decapitation and offered him a boon.
3. At what age Ravana died?
At the time of war Rama killed Ravana by the end of 14 years and returned back to Ayodha directly from Lanka on Pushpaka. So by the time Rama killed Ravana, he would be at 42 years old. Though Rama ruled the kingdom for 11 thousand years, the first 42 years of his life was full of miseries and adventures.
4. Who built Lanka?
According to both the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Lanka was originally ruled by a rakshasa named Sumali. According to Uttara Kanda, Lanka was originally built by the divine architect Vishwakarma for the gods, but was seized by the brothers, Malyavan, Sumali and Mali.
5. How did Lakshmana die?
Lakshman goes to the Sarayu river and gives up his life, to fulfill his brother’s promise. As Lakshman is the incarnation of Sheh-Naag on whom Lord Vishnu rests, it was essential for Lakshman to die before Ram so that when Ram gives up his life and returns to Vaikunth as Vishnu, his seat is already ready.
6. Where did Ravana kept shivling?
According to legend, the Atmalinga was perforce placed at Gokarna, in the temple precincts where it is now deified. It was Ravana, the demon King of Lanka, known from the epic, Ravana had carried it there from Mount Kailash in the Himalayas.
7. Why didn’t Ravana ever touch Sita?
He was a criminal with all evil intentions. While abducting Sita from her cottage cowardly in the absence of Rama and Lakshmana, he carried her away by placing her on his left lap.
Ravana couldn’t attempt to rape her because he had got a curse in the past when he raped a celestial damsel. That curse was – if he ever attempts to ravish an unwilling woman, his head would explode into a thousand fragments. So, just for the love of his own life forces, he didn’t attempt rape on Sita because she was unwilling. He had made several approaches to persuade Sita to agree to come to his bed – He asked her directly, he sent his demon women and got them put that proposal to her. Despite several persuasions and proposals, Sita didn’t agree, hence he couldn’t touch her fearing his own death due to the curse he had.
8. How did Ravana die?
Rama has pursued Ravana in his chariot and fires golden arrows, which turn into serpents as they reach Ravana. … So Rama shot the divine arrow, which had the power of the gods in it, which pierced Ravana in the heart and killed him.
9. How many Ramayana are there?
Depending on the methods of counting, as many as three hundred versions of the Indian epic poem, the Ramayana, are known to exist. The oldest version is generally recognized to be the Sanskrit version attributed to the sage Narada, the Mula Ramayana.
10. Who killed Lord Rama?
In these revisions, the death of Sita leads Rama to drown himself. Through death, he joins her in afterlife. Rama dying by drowning himself is found in the Myanmar version of Rama’s life story called Thiri Rama.