[ rah-vuh-nuh ]
/ ˈrɑ və nə /
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(in the Ramayana) the king of Ceylon who abducts Sita, the wife of Ramachandra, and is later defeated by Ramachandra.
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How to use Ravana in a sentence
The airy chariot, on which the wicked king Ravana was carrying Sita away, paused in the air.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan|Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
So Indra and other minor deities entreated Brahma to deliver them from the sway of Ravana.
Ravana entreated Brahma for protection against all beings save the apes and men.
Ravana saw that Sita was beautiful as the solitary moon at midnight when it illumines the gloomy forest.
Be it known that once upon a time the lustful Ravana had seized by force a nymph of Indra's heaven, whose name was Punjikashthala.