We all have heard, loved, and respected the great and legendary tale of Ramayana, it is not only famous in India but is famous all over the world and is liked by foreigners too. As we all know that the television adaptions of the epic have all been interpreted, they have been interpreted in a wrong way that all the kids and the people who know the story through television has always made a wrong meaning of the epic. Though they all respected Lord Rama but they started to deeply hate Ravana and regard him as a foolish person. Now to correct that misinterpretation, here we bring you some shocking reasons why the demon king Ravana was a pure genius:
1. Medicinal Contributions
Ravana knew about the uses of many essential oils and has also guided them in his book Arka Prakasha. The book also mentioned the procedure of extraction of distillates from aromatic plants and moreover, there’s an account in Ramayana which states that Ravana also prepared a vitaminized rice ball once for Sita. All these incidents and Ravana’s book, Arka Prakasha are a proof itself that Ravana was a pure genius.
2. Contributions To The Language Of Poetry
In Shiva Strotram, one of the most known landmarks of Indian devotional poetry, Ravana’s great alliteration, and onomatopoeia skills can be seen which is the art of forming words to describe to sound. The inclusion of Ravana’s skills in Shiva Strotram which is that great piece of poetry that even Lord Shiva couldn’t resist praising it is itself a big achievement enough to prove the intelligence of Ravana.
3. Ravana As A Pediatrist And Gynecologist
The old age source of knowledge to pregnancy and childcare, The Kumara Tantra, is a book describing the causes, symptoms and treatment of various gynecology and pediatrics diseases. Now to your shock, it is a great book ready to prove that Ravana was a pure genius as the book, itself was written by the ten-headed demon king Ravana.
4. Performed A Yagna For Lord Rama
Yes, you are reading it very right! When Rama and his Vanar Sena needed to build a bridge between India and SriLanka, they were supposed to perform a Yagna, and the requirements for the yagna were the presence of a highly qualified Brahmin and Rama’s wife in it. Therefore, upon the respectful requests of Vanars, Ravana, visited the site with Sita, performed the yagna and even blessed Rama for his victory in the fight against himself.
5. Ravana Taught Laxmana The Art Of Statecraft
Why Ravana was a pure genius? Well, because even Lord Rama felt the need himself for Laxman to learn the knowledge of statecraft from him. There’s no doubt that Ravana was a competent and a great ruler and his knowledge of statecraft was famous all over the world. Therefore, at the moments where Ravana was dying, Rama asked Laxman to go and learn statecraft from him which Ravana felt a pleasure to share his knowledge of Statecraft with Laxmana and even taught him as his student.
6. Had The Skills Of A Musician Too
The so much known egoistic Ravana also had the knowledge of music and was so great in it that he even invented the ancestor of Violin and named it Raavanhatha, the instrument was so popular that it is still played on a wide basis in the state of Rajasthan. Moreover, Ravana was also that passionate in music that once, he even plucked out his nerves to replace them as the strings of the Rudra Veena.
7. Had Controlled The Planetary Alignments Too
During the birth of Ravana’s son, Meghnath, Ravan instructed all the planets to stay in a particular position so that Megnatha could gain the power of immortality. In opposition to Ravana’s orders, it was Shani who changed his position and angered Ravana so much that Ravana struck him with his mace and maimed him once forever.
8. Sita Was Ravana’s Daughter
Ramakien, the Thai version of the great epic Ramayana, states that Sita was actually the daughter of Ravana. It is hard to believe this fact actually but according to that version of Ramayana after a prophecy that Sita will be the cause of Ravana’s death, Ravana threw her away in the ocean where Janak rescued her and the rest of the story remains same.
9. He Did Not Have Ten Heads
The most common misinterpretation of Ramayana is that Ravana had ten heads. Actually, Ravana only had one head, when he was young he was gifted a necklace of nine pearls by his mother with created nine reflections of his head and including his real head, he had ten heads.
10. A Scholar Of Vedas And Sanskrit
Ravana was not only good as a pediatrist, gynecologist, and musician but he was also a great Sanskrit writer and wrote many classics as Shivathandava Sthotra, Yuddisha Tantra, and Prakrutha Kamadenu. He was a scholar of all the four Vedas and knew the art of pada patha, which is a technique of saying the Vedic chants in a particular style.