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11 Interesting Facts About Ravana That Will Blow Your Mind

Updated on 2 February, 2016 at 1:34 pm By

Since childhood we have seen Ravana portrayed as the ultimate villain. Here are some interesting facts you should know about him before you judge him:


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1. We have always been told that Ravana kidnapped Sita, but according to the Jain version of the ‘Ramayana’, Ravana was the father of Sita.

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2. Ravana is called Dashagriva because of his ten heads, which signify his enormous intelligence. He valued good education.

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3. Ravana was a scholar of science and medicine. Owning a  personalized pushpaka vimana is a strong example of his interest in science.

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4. He had remarkable taste in jewelry and clothes, and was also considered very handsome.

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5. The Rudra Veena, an Indian classical instrument, was invented by Ravana.

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6. Ravana was against casteism.



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7. He was a master astrologer.

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8. He had various names, one of them was Dashanan. He was the perfect brother and an ideal husband.

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9. Ravana was a great devotee of Lord Shiva’s. He worshiped him night and day.

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10. Some versions of the ‘Ramayana’ say that the monkey army misbehaved with his wife, Mandodri, but Ravana accepted her without any agnipareeksha!

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11. In several places in India and Sri Lanka, people worship Ravana.

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