Ramayana Story, Valmiki Ramayana

The Valmiki Ramayana epic narrates the life span of Rama, the renowned prince of Kosala Kingdom, his banishment from the kingdom by his father, King Dasharatha, his travels around jungles in India along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, the kidnap of his wife by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka, causing a war with him, and Rama's eventual return to Ayodhya to be crowned king.

Vibhishana – Ramayana Story

Vibhishana was a king of Lanka and was the younger brother of Ravana (demon king of Lanka) and Kumbakarna. He was married to Sarama. Vibhishana daughter name was Trijata. In spite of hailing from a demon family, Vibhishana was inclined towards the grace of Lord Rama.

Sumitra – Valmiki Ramayana Story

Sumitra was 3rd of King Dasharatha’s three wives and a queen of Ayodhya. Sumitra was the youngest Queen. She was mother of twin boys Lakshmana and Shatrughna. Of the three queens the wisest was Rani Sumitra. She even inspired Lakshmana to go along with Rama and serve him all through his exile.

King Janaka – Valmiki Ramayana Story

Janaka is the name used to refer to the kings of Videha. Janak’s name was Seeradhwaja. He was a spiritually inclined person and was generally surrounded by sages and Rishis.

Dasharatha – Valmiki Ramayana Story

Dasharatha ruled a land called Koshada in northern India and its capital was Ayodha. Dasharatha had three queens, namely, Kaushalya, Sumitra and Kaikeyi. He was son of King Aja and Princess Indumati of Vidarbha.

Maricha the Golden Deer in Ramayana Story

Maricha or Mareecha was a rakshasa (demon), who was killed by Rama. He was the uncle of Ravana. Story of Maricha can be found in the Bala Kanda and Aranya Kanda of Ramayana. He played the most notable role in Ravana’s kidnapping of Sita.

Bala Kanda – Valmiki Ramayana Story

The Ramayana has seven long sections called kandas. Bala Kandam is the first section of Ramayana. The Bala Kanda narrates the happenings prior to the birth of the four sons of king Dasaratha of Ayodhya till the marriage of four of them to the daughters of King Janaka.

Jatayu and Sampati – Valmiki Ramayana Story

Jatayu and Sampati were two ramayana characters who helped in the unfolding of events in the great war between Ravana and Lord Rama. Jatayu and Sampati were the sons of Aruna, and nephew of Garuda. Sampati was the elder brother of Jatayu they were demigods having the form of birds.

Yuddha Kanda – Valmiki Ramayana Story

The Yuddha Kanda (also known as Lanka kanda, Yuddha Kandam) is one of the primary episodes in the great epic Ramayana. The Yuddha Kanda narrates the war of Ramayana between the army of Rama and the army of Ravana. We will talk about Angada in Ravana’s Court, Vibhishan Refuge, Sanjeevani Buti, Kumbhakarna, Sita’s Agnipariksha, etc.

Shatrughna – Valmiki Ramayana

Shatrughna was son of Sumitra, third wife of King Dasharatha of Ayodhya. He is considered to be the reincarnation of Vishnu’s sacred chakra. He was married to Shrutakeerti. He killed Lavanasura the demon King of Mathura.

Mandavi – Bharatas Wife – Ramayana

Mandavi was the daughter of Kushadhwaja, a brother of King Janaka of Mithila. She was a cousin of Sita. She was the wife of Bharata, the younger brother of Rama. Mandavi and Bharata had two sons, Taksha and Pushkara.