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Characters of Ramayan

Ahalyā अहल्या
Wife of sage Gautama, who got curse and turn into a stone and later became free from curse by Rama's grace
 
Angad अंगद
Son of Vaali (Bali); Prince (yuvraj) of Monkey Kingdom; he was sent as convoy to Ravan's assembly before war
 
Bharat भरत
Brother of Ram and son of Kaikeyi
 
Dasharatha दशरथ
Ram's father and King of Kaushala
 
Dashānan दशानन
Ten headed King of Lanka; Also see Ravana
 
Garuda गरुड
Eagel; King of winged creatures
 
Gautam गौतम
Sage/Rishi who cursed her wife Ahalya to be a stone for her immoral conduct
 
Hanumān हनुमान
Son of the wind God; Devout of Rama and a leading warrior among monkey tribe
 
Himalaya हिमालय
Uma's father; Mena's husband; king of northern Indian province; a mountain
 
Indrajit इन्द्रजीत
Ravana's son who fought with Rama with magical powers
 
Jambuvān, Jambvant जांबुवान
Leader of bears who found Sita with his supernatural powers
 
Janaka जनक
King of Mithila; Father of Sita, who found her in a furrow
 
Jatāyu जटायु
Great bird who was killed by Ravana while rescuing Sita
 
Kaikeyi कैकेयी
Dashartha's youngest queen and mother of Bharata who asked for Rama's exile
 
Kakbhushundi काकभुशुंडि
Devotee of Ram; he was cursed by Sage Lomasa for his arguments; he assumed the form of crow
 
Kausalya कौशल्या
Dashratha's queen and Rama's mother
 
Kevat केवट
Boatman who let Rama, Laxman and Sita cross the river in his boat and washes Rama's feet for his fee
 
Khar-Dushan खर-दूषण
Brother of Ravana and Shurpanakha
 
Kumbhkarna कुंभकर्ण
Ravan's brother known for sleeping and eating
 
Kush कुश
Son of Rama and Sita
 
Laxman लक्ष्मण
Queen Sumitra's son and Rama's brother
 
Lava / Luv लव
Son of Ram and Sita; brother of Kush
 
Māndavi मांडवी
Bharat's wife & King Janak's daughter
 
Mandodari मंदोदरी
Ravana's wife; daughter of Maya Danav; Sister of Mayavi and Dundubhi; She is considered as one of Sati (chaste) women for her upright character
 
Manthara मंथरा
Maid servant of Keikeyi who convinced her for Bharat's thorn and exile of Rama
 
Māricha or Māreech मारिच
Who assumed form of suvarna mriga (golden deer) and help abduct Sita; son of Tātaka and Sund
 
Meghanād मेघनाद
Ravana's son, who made Laxman unconscious in the battlefield with his arrow
 
Mena मेना
Himalaya's wife; Uma's (Parvati's second birth) mother
 
Nala - Nil नल-नील
Son of great builder who helped Rama build bridge to Lanka
 
Parshuram परशुराम
Son of King Gadhi; known for his anger; he killed all Kshatriya 21 times on earth; his weapon - Parshu; He was brahmin but his deeds were like a kshatriya (warrior)
 
Rām / Rama राम
Hero of Ramayana; Son of King Dasharatha and Queen Kaushalya; Husband of Sita; Brother of Laxman, Bharat and Shatrughna (same father)
 
Rati रति
Kamdev's wife
 
Rāvana रावण
Ten headed King of Lanka, who abducted Sita; brother of Vibhishana & Shoorpanakha; father of Indrajit; husband of Mandodari
 
Sampāti संपाति
Brother of Jatayu
 
Shatrughna शत्रुघ्न
Rama's younger borther
 
Shabari शबरी
Devotee of Ram who offered him berry fruit; A woman from Bhil tribe. She used to serve in Matang Muni's Ashram.
 
Shatānanda शतानंद
Head Preist (kul Guru) of Mithila
 
Shiva शिव
Hindu Lord, whose bow was lifted by Rama in swayamvar
 
Shravan श्रवण
Son of blind parents; known as an idol of service to parents
 
Shrutkirti श्रुतकीर्ति
Shatrughna's wife and King Janak's daughter
 
Shurpanakhā शूर्पणखा
Ravan's sister whose ears and nose were cut by Laxman
 
Sitā सीता
Daughter of Janaka; wife of Rama; mother of Luv and Kush
 
Subāhu सुबाहु
A demon killed by Ram
 
Sugriva सुग्रीव
King of monkey tribe and King of Kiskindha
 
Sumanta सुमंत
Charioteer of King Dasharatha
 
Sumitrā सुमित्रा
Wife of Dashratha; Mother of Laxman & Shatrughna
 
Sunayanā सुनयना
Wife of King Janak; Mother of Sita
 
Sushen सुषेण
Lankan physician, who advised Sanjivani herbs from Kailas mountain in order to cure Laxman
 
Tātaka, Tādaka ताडका
Demoness (rakshasi) killed by Rama; mother of Mareecha and daughter of Sund Demon
 
Trijatā त्रिजटा
A demoness who took care of Sita at Ashok Vatika
 
Tulsidās तुलसीदास
Sanskrit scholar and poet who created Ramcharitmanas, a version of Valmiki Ramayana in local Avadhi language
 
Uma उमा
Parvati's second birth at Himalaya
 
Urmilā ऊर्मिला
Laxman's wife; daughter of King Janak and sister of Sita
 
Vāli (Bali) or Vaali वाली
Cousin of Sugriva, who occupied Kiskindha and was killed by Rama
 
Vālmiki वाल्मीकि
Great Poet and creator of Ramayana; Sage who helped Sita and her two son Lava-Kush stay at his place
 
Vānara वानर
Monkey; A hill tribe of Southern India
 
Vasistha वशिष्ठ
Head priest (kul Guru) of Ayodhya
 
Vibhishana विभिषण
Ravana's brother who leaves Lanka to join Rama and later become king of Lanka
 
Vishnu विष्णु
Hindu Lord; Rama is considered as eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu
 
Vishwamitra विश्वामित्र
Rishi, who took Rama for killing troubling demons
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