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VIBHEESHANA

Penance by Ravana, Kumbhakarna

Overcome by a desire to excel Kubera, Ravana and Kumbhakarna undertook austerities to please Lord Brahma. Finally when Brahma appeared, Ravana prayed thus - "0 Lord, give me this boon, that any of the Angels, Rakshasas, Gandharvas, Yakshas, Nagas or Garudas cannot kill me. As for humans and beasts, they are mere grass to me; I am not afraid of them."

And Kumbhakarna's request was this - "0 Lord, bless me that I may spend the major part of any year in a happy slumber."

Lord Brahma conferred on them the boons they asked for and returned. Kumbha- karna's mind became clear after Brahma disappeared. He felt ashamed at his own stupidity.

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Vibheeshana - Devotee of Sri Rama
About Vibheshana
Introduction
Ravana's Brother
You are Here! Penance By Ravana, Kumbhakarna
Vibheeshana Too Gets A Boon
Ravana - King Of  Lanka
Hanumanta Goes To Lanka
"Brother, This Is Not Statecraft"
Consultations
"But Think, My Brethren"
When The Brother Is Unjust
Vibheeshana's Advice Rejected
Kumbhakarna
Wisdom Is Curbed
The Bond Is Sundered
Supplication To Sri Rama
Vibheeshana's Honesty

Invaluable Help To Rama

Vibheeshana's Patriotism
Brother's Love
The Virtuous, The Best Of Devotees

 

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