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rama
main character; ½ Vishnu; in later versions he’s 100% Rama. Righteous character.
Two questionable acts:
1) doubting sita’s purity
2) killing vali
lakshman
brother of Rama; goes to forest with him; Laksmana motivates Rama to get Sita back.
dasarata
king, did special yajna to have four sons by three wives. was righteous, fulfilled kaykei's boon
kaykei
mother of Bharata; makes Rama get exiled because she fears that her son will be ignored with Rama on throne. She’s persuaded by her maid
kausalya
mother of Rama; drinks half the potion. Most loved queen.
bharata
son of Kaikeyi; second son of Dasaratha
sita
wife of rama
hanuman
monkey general
sugriva
monkey king agreed to help Rama in return for help;
vali
evil monkey dude who takes over Sugriva’s kingdom; defeated by Rama; Sugriva’s brother
surpanaka
the demon woman who falls in love with Rama and she is humiliated by Rama and Laksmana and sends Ravana and her other brother after them. (unsuccessful—it’s because of her that Ravana goes after Sita, though)
jatayu
vulture guy who tries to save Sita but ends up dying; friend of Dasaratha
lava and kusha
Rama and Sita’s twin sons who become famous bards and tell Rama the story and he realizes that he made a mistake by sending Sita away (because of the rumors of her impurity). He ends up splitting the kingdom between his two sons before he kills himself in the river.
valmiki
the sage who tells Kusa and Lava the story of their father and mother and they become great tellers of the story.
ravana
Ravana ten heads, signifying that he had knowledge spanning all the ten directions. His ten heads also earned him the name "Dasamukha". did penance to become very powerful. evil king of lanka. kidnapped sita. fought war against rama and the monkeys. he is a demon.