Ravana – the devil or the saint???

Dussehra is celebrated by all religions in India to mark the victory of good over evil. It’s Dussehra time in india. the end of Navratri is celebrated by burning huge effigies of Ravana. Till date in India.. We’re people of different communities gather and have a feast..Since my childhood I have shared, listened, and enjoyed different stories related to this day.

The most cherished one is related to Lord Rama, who fought the 10-headed demon Ravana. The demon (a follower of lord Shiva, great scholar, a capable ruler and a maestro of the veena, but someone who wished to overpower the devas. His ten heads represent his knowledge of the six shastras and the four Vedas; highly versed in education) who had kidnapped Rama’s wife Sita. Had held her captive in his kingdom of Lanka due to vengeance on Rama and his brother Lakshmana for having cut off the nose of his sister Surpanakha.

He liked Sita but didn’t overpowered himself on her even after an year.. As per the story. He waited for her to accept him. But, she refused as was devoted to Rama (her husband) with true and pure heart.

As Rama won the battle by killing Ravana and rescuing his wife, but when he returned with his wife he questioned and doubted her for her purity.

The question which still stands is…aren’t those are worse demons than Ravana.. In today’s world in different countries who rape a toddler, a child, a girl or a women…or domestic violence sufferers…by leaving their dignity and sanity hurt forever apart from physical and emotional torture…

And questions imposed on them? Aren’t women or a victim of circumstances like Sita in Ramayan still questioned to give a proof of purity or is answerable.. With an option to die.. Men is not even questioned…why???

Think about it…

Was Ravana a real demon….

The day when mind sets of men or women change AND start respecting; trusting women in equal manner where women or men can travel safely anywhere, anytime… Live freely and independently…that is actually the day for us to mark the victory of good over evil!! A true Dussehra..I believe..

# information and pic from internet


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