• Komal Chhetri


In most of the stories, movies and dramas, we see that the fate of a devil is in the hands of the hero. The Indian mythology is very extensive, and it gives us the chance to rewrite the story from different points of view. In the greatest Hindu Epic 'The Ramayana', the hero is Lord Rama and the villain, or the devil is Ravana. Ravana is also called the Rakshasa (demon) and is considered the symbol of evil, he is also called a ten-headed demon because apparently he had the power and strength of 10 people.His each head represents the 10 negative emotions which are:
Ahamkara - Ego
Moha – Attachment
Krodha – Anger
Ghrina – Hatred
Paschatap – regret
Irshya – jealousy
Lobha – Greed
Kama – Lust
Jaddata – Insensitivity
Bhaya – Fear


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How to Cite

Komal Chhetri. (2021). DECONSTRUCTING THE CHARACTER OF RAVANA: REVEALING THE DICHOTOMY OF PERCEPTIONS. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 7(7). Retrieved from