The Story of Mandodari (Wife of Ravana) :

According to Hindu mythology, there used to be a King of giants known as King Maya. He was married to an elf named Hema. Hema gave birth to a beautiful baby, but did not have any affection towards her baby. She abandoned her baby and went to heaven. King Maya loved his daughter very much and named her Mandodari.

One day King Maya was roaming on earth with his beautiful daughter Mandodari. She was 15 by that time and was very beautiful. Ravana, the king of Lanka happened to meet King Maya along with his daughter. Both Ravana and Maya introduced themselves to each other. Ravana begged King Maya for Mandodari to be his wife. King Maya accepted the proposal of Ravana and soon Ravana got married to Mandodari. King Maya gave Ravana lot of deadly and divine weapons as gifts.

Mandodari and Ravana

Mandodari and Ravana

Ravana had several wives, but Mandodar was his favorite wife. He loved her the most and had a special place for her in his heart. Mandodari was faithful to Ravana and always wished for his well being. She always tried to maintain Ravana on his virtuous path. She even used to protest humbly of his misdemeanor. But when Ravana abducted Sita, she tried to convince him that what he did was wrong and told him that Lord Rama not is not an ordinary person, but a supreme being. But Ravana didn’t listen to her and used to laugh away at her advice.

Lord Rama with his army of Vanaras attack Lanka. Ravana tries everything to defeat Lord Rama, but every time he is humiliated and defeated by mighty Rama and his men. Finally Ravana, the King of Lanka is killed by Lord Rama. Lord Rama triumphed over the veil

and rescued his wife Sita. Mandodari was mourning on Rvana’s dead body. Lord Rama saw her with grace and blessed her. Later on advice of Lord Rama Vibhishana marries Mandodari

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