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(Hindu Demon)RAVANA

Also known as RAVAN, RAVANNA, RIVANN

Rakshasa King of Lanka. He turfed out Kuvera, his brother and previous ruler, then took up squatters rights.

He came from a big family being the brother of Shurpanakha, Khar, Kumbhakarna and Dushan and non of them were exactly blessed in the good looks department.
Ravan had twenty arms, ten heads and his huge body was covered in scars from scrapping with Gods and demons. He wasn't always a head case though ...

His father was a Brahmin who taught him to pray and fast, and the Gods were so impressed they granted him immunity to harm from all Gods and demons. And thats where the real trouble began.

Luckily, the intelligence of Jaya's second incarnation didn't match his strength and he forgot to add mortals to his invulnerability wish list. A meeting with King Dasharat's eldest son, the seventh avatar of Vishnu known as Rama-Chandra ended in tears... and death.
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'RAVANA' - Indian entry : 06 May 2007
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