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Meaning of "Vibhishana"







In General

The youngest brother of Ravana and a son of Sage Vishrava and his wife Kaikesi. Another version is that his mother is Raka. Throughout Ramayana Vihishana is illustrated as a man of high moral standard and noble character.

Vibhishana was a great devotee of Rama and visited him in many important occasions.


Vibhishana advised Ravana to free Sita and request pardon from Rama for the filthy act. Ravana was very angry for this advice and threatened Vibhishana with dare consequences. So, the feared Vibhishana left his brother Ravana and took refuge in Rama. Rama instantly appointed Vihishana as the head of Kingdom of Lanka. After the death of Ravana, Sri Rama anointed Vibhishana as the Rakshasa King.

Once, Vibhishana did penance for two thousand years along with his brother Ravana and Kumbhakarna. Unlike his brothers he asked for boon with noble intention only . Accordingly, Vibhisana got the boon that he should remember righteousness in danger and use the Brahmastra without any training in its use.

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