Who Are Some of the Main Characters of "Ramayana?"?


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Some of the main characters of "Ramayana" are Rama, Hanuman and Sita. Ramayana is an epic poem from India and is considered one of the longest in South Asia. Valmiki is often credited as the poem's author.

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"Ramayana" has been compared to "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey." It tells the story of Rama, who is considered the incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. He is forced to go into exile by Kaikei, one of his father's wives. Sita is Rama's wife and the incarnation of the goddess Lakshmi. She follows him into exile. She is kidnapped and imprisoned on Lanka island. Hanuman is the god Shiva's eleventh avatar. He assists Rama in finding Sita and in the battle to free her.

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