Unknown facts about Ravana: We Should Be Knowing

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Facts About Ravana – We have brought you Top amazing Unknown Facts About Ravana that no one knows and these will surely change the way you think about him.

1. He got his name Ravan from Lord Shiva.

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Lord Shiva lived in Kailash but Ravana wanted to relocate him from Kailash to Lanka and to make this possible, he tried to lift the mountain.

Lord Shiva lived in Kailash but Ravana wanted to relocate him from Kailash to Lanka and to make this possible, he tried to lift the mountain. But Lord Shiva put down his foot on the mountain and crushed Ravan’s finger. Ravan roared loud out of pain. He was also so enamored by Shiva’s power that he performed the Shiva Tandav Stotram. It is said that Ravan also did pluck out his nerves from his hand to provide accompanying music while doing Tandav. Lord Shiva got very impressed and thus named him Ravan (the one who roars loud). First and important facts about Ravana.

How many years did Ravana live?

Acoording to one of the verses of Valmiki Ranayana

दशवर्षसहस्रं तु निराहारो दशाननः ।
पूर्णे वर्षसहस्रे तु शिरश्चाग्नौ जुहाव सः ।

Valmiki Ranayana, Uthara Kanda

Ravana lived atleast 1000 years according to above verses. As the Ravana had ten heads and started tapasya, at the end of each thousand years he offered one head to Agni and it took 10000 years when he was to cut his last head. but Bramha then reincarnated his head after beaing apeared after fulfillment of his tapashya.

2. Ravana was so powerful, he could even interfere with planetary alignments.

When Meghnad (Ravan`s son) was born, Ravana instructed the planets to stay in the 11th house of the child so that he would be granted immortality. But Shani (Saturn) refused to do so and stood in the 12th house. It annoyed Ravana so much that he attacked Shani Dev with his mace and even imprisoned him. Interesting facts about Ravana.

3. Ravana was Brahma’s great-grandson.

Visravas (Ravan’s father) was the famous rishi, who himself was a son of Prajapati Pulastya, one of Brahma’s ten ‘mind-born’ sons. Ravan’s grand-father Prajapati Pulastya was one of Brahma’s ten psychologically born sons. So, as a result, Ravan was Brahma’s Greatgrandson. He is also the Half-Brother of Kuber- God of Wealth. He was the emperor of Three Worlds, with his mightiness and intelligence combined. Powerful facts about Ravana.

4. Ravana was shamed by his own wife, which eventually led to his downfall.

When Ravan’s army got defeated by Ram`s army, and he was the only one left alive, Ravana decided to perform a powerful Yagya. The Yagya required him to stay at his place and not leave his spot. After Knowing this Ram sent Angad, Bali’s and his Vaanarsena to disturb the Yagya of Ravan. When they failed to do so, Angad dragged Ravan’s wife Mandodari. Ravan still didn’t move from his spot. After this, she screamed at him and shamed him by Shouting how Ram was fighting a war for his wife back but Ravan wasn’t moving from his spot to save his wife. This insulted Ravana and he finally moved to leave his Yagya incomplete. Amazing facts about Ravana.

5. Ravana was well-aware of his impending doom.

Most Asuras (powerful demons) knew from before that they were sent on Earth to perform a particular task. Ravan too knew from before that it was his fate to die by the hands of an avatar of Vishnu, which would help him attain moksha and also give up his demon form. Unknown facts about Ravana.

6. Why Ravana had 10 heads?

During his penance, Ravana chopped off his head 10 times as a sacrifice to appease Brahma. Ravana did not have 10 heads, But he used to wear a necklace that was made by his father (the great sage) Visharava, which used to reflect light when worn and made an illusion of ten heads. But in actuality, he had an infinite number of heads, which is the reason lord Ram killed him by piercing his navel with his arrow instead of beheading him. Amazing facts about Ravana.


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