Ramayana Characters - Valmiki Ramayana Story

This section provides the links for some Ramayana characters like Rama, Sita, Ravana, Lakshmana, Dasaratha, Shatrughna, Jatayu, Sampati, Bharata, Luv and Kush, Mandodari, Urmila, Sugriva, Indrajit and many more.

Sugriva, Sugriv – Valmiki Ramayana Story

The story of Sugriva is part of the Ramayana. Brothers Bali and Sugreeva are the royal apes of Kishkindha forest. However, Vali has denied the younger brother his justifiable share after a misunderstanding, and has banished the younger brother from the empire. Rama assured Sugriva that he would eliminate Bali and would reinstate Sugriva as the king of the apes.

Indrajit Meghanada – Valmiki Ramayana

Indrajit also known as Meghanada was a prince of Lanka and a conqueror of Indra. He was described in the epic Ramayana as the son of king Ravana. Indrajit performed an important role in the great war between Rama and Ravana. Indrajit was the eldest son of Ravana and his wife Mandodari. Indrajit was called Meghanada because his birth cry appeared like thunder. He twice defeated Lakshman and even Rama once.

Jambavan The Bear King – Ramayana Story

Jambavan also known as Jamvanta, Jambavantha, Jambavat, or Jambuvan the King of the Bears, is a sloth bear. He is believed to be immportal. He was the King of the Himalayas who had incarnated in the form of a bear so that he can serve Rama. Jambavan was regarded as extremely knowledgeable and sensible.He had a great understanding of running a kingdom.

Kaikeyi – Valmiki Ramayana Story

Kaikeyi was a princess of the kingdom Kaikeya. Kaikeyi was a warrior from a young age. Kaikeyi was given two boons for her fighting skills by Dasharatha when Indra, king of gods, requested Dasaratha to fight demon Samhasura, Kaikeyi accompanied him.

Angad, Angada – Valmiki Ramayana Story

Angada is a vanara who helped Ram find his wife Sita and fight Ravan. He was the son of Bali and Tara. Angada and Tara are crucial in reconciling Rama and his brother, Lakshmana, with Sugriva after Sugriva falters to fulfill his promise to help Ram find and rescue his Sita.

Surpanakha, Shurpanakha – Valmiki Ramayana Story

Surpanakha is a crucial character in Valmiki’s epic, the Ramayana, and is the sister of Ravana, King of Lanka. She met the Prince Rama of Ayodhya, during her visit to the Forest of Panchavati, and was immediately infatuated by his youthful good looks.