Vibhishana was the righteous brother of Ravana who was the king of Lanka and is known as a significant figure in Hindu epic Ramayana. Though he was the brother of Ravana, but served Lord Rama during the war. Vibhishana was born in Rakshasa dynasty, but was a noble and righteous person. Vibhishana was the youngest son of Sage Vishrava.

Vibhishana Meets Rama :

Since the very beginning Vibhishana was against the abduction of Sita by Ravana. He tried to advise Ravana to return Sita back to Lord Rama, but Ravana became angry at his advice and banished him from his kingdom. Vibhishana joined the army of Lord Rama and after the defeat of Ravana he became the king of Lanka.

Vibhishana since his very childhood used to spend time in meditation on the name of Lord Brahma. Lord Brahma was impressed by his devotion and finally gave his darshan to Vibhishana. He asked Vibhishana to wish for a boon. All he wished for was to fix his mind on Lord’s lotus feet and serve Lord Vishnu. This is how he later came to serve Lord Rama, who was the avatar of Lord Vishnu.

Vibhishana after joining the army of Lord Rama played a key factor for Rama to win the war, since he knew many secrets of Lanka and told everything about it to Lord Rama. Although Vibhishana may be called as a traitor for helping his brother’s enemy, but he chose the path of righteousness and took side with good in a war against evil.

Vibhishana was a great devotee of Lord Rama and proved it that a person from any clan or birth can be a devotee of supreme god. After victory of Rama over Ravana, Vibhishana became the king of Lanka and started working in his effort to transform his subjects from (more…)

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