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  1. Ravananoun

    The king of the asuras, ruler of Lanka and killed by Rama in Ramayana.


  1. Ravana

    Ravana is the Rakshasa king of Lanka and the primary antagonist in the Hindu epic Ramayana. In the classic text, he is mainly depicted negatively, kidnapping the protagonist Rama's wife Sita, to claim vengeance on Rama and his brother Lakshmana for having cut off the nose of his sister Surpanakha and is finally killed by Rama in the climactic battle. Ravana is often depicted and described as having ten heads. He is described as a devout follower of the god Shiva, a great scholar, a capable ruler and a maestro of the Veena. He has his apologists and staunch devotees within the Hindu traditions. Ravana also authored Ravana Sanhita, a book on Hindu astrology. Ravana possessed a thorough knowledge of Ayurveda and political science. He is said to have possessed the nectar of immortality, which was stored inside his belly, thanks to a celestial boon by Brahma. According to some theories, he was a historical emperor who reigned over Sri Lanka from 2554 BC to 2517 BC.

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  1. Ravana

    in the Hindu mythology the king of the demons, who carried off Sita, the wife of Râma, to Ceylon, which, with the help of the monkey-god Hanuman, and a host of quadrumana, Râma invaded and conquered, slaying his wife's ravisher, and bringing her off safe, a story which forms the subject of the Hindu epic, "Râmâyana."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ravana in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ravana in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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