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In the Hindu epic the Ramayana, Prahasta was a powerful rakshasa warrior and chief commander of Ravana's army of Lanka. A Hindu is an adherent of Hinduism, the predominant religious, philosophical and cultural systems of Bharat (India) and Nepal. ... The Ramayana (Sanskrit: march or journey (ayana) of Rama) is part of the Hindu smriti, written by Valmiki. ... A rakshasa (alternately, raksasa or rakshas) is a demon or evil spirit in Hinduism. ... Ravana, Indian Demon King of Lanka In Hindu mythology, Ravana is one of the principal antagonists of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. ... Lanka is the name given in Hindu mythology to the island fortress capital of the evil king Ravana in the epic Ramayana. ...

By other accounts, he was a son of Ravana and Mandodari. Mandodari was the daughter of the King of Danavas, Maya and celestial dancer, Hema. ...

Prahasta leds Ravana's army in the wars against Yama, Kubera and the Devas, and the Asuras and Daityas, through which Ravana establishes his sovereignty over the three worlds. He also leads the initial Lankan response to the invasion led by Rama, Lakshmana, Sugriva and the Vanara Army. Tibetan Dharmapala at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois Yama (Sanskrit: यम) is the lord of death, whose first recorded appearance is in the Vedas. ... In Hinduism, Kubera (also Kuvera or Kuber) is the god of wealth and the lord of Uttaradisha. ... A Deva, in Hinduism, is a deity, controlling forces of nature such as fire, air, etc. ... In Hindu mythology, the Asura are a group of power-seeking deities, sometimes misleadingly referred to as demons. ... Lord Rama (center) with wife Sita, brother Lakshmana and devotee Hanuman. ... Lakshaman (far left) with Rama (centre), Sita (far right) and Hanuman (kneeling) - Bhaktivedanta Manor, Watford, England Lakshmana was the son of Dasaratha, King of Ayodhya and Sumitra. ... In Hinduism, Sugriva was the younger brother of Vali. ... Vanara is a Sanskrit word meaning a monkey. ...

Prahasta is slain by Rama during the Ramayana war. Lord Rama (center) with wife Sita, brother Lakshmana and devotee Hanuman. ...

See also

Hinduism | Hindu mythology | Itihasa
Male Deities: Brahma | Vishnu | Shiva | Rama | Krishna | Ganesha | Indra | Lakshman | Hanuman
Female Deities: Gayatri | Lakshmi | Saraswati | Durga | Devi | Sita | Radha | Kali | Parvati | Shakti
Texts: Vedas | Puranas | Ramayana | Mahabharata



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