Biographies | Daitya
Vibheeshan is the Raamaayan character. He was the youngest son of Muni Vishravaa and Kaikasee and the youngest brother of Raavan. (read about his birth here) He also did Tapasyaa for 10,000 years along with his brothers - standing on one leg for 5,000 years and by standing both hands up for another 5,000 years. He asked the Var of Dharm and Bhakti and knowing Brahmaastra without learning it from Brahmaa Jee. He always lived according to Dharm even in adverse conditions. He was married to Gandharv Raaj's daughter named Saramaa.
When Raavan had abducted Seetaa, Vibheeshan advised him not to do so and return Her to Raam many times for which he was always abused. At last he had to leave his brother and he came in the refuge of Raam with his ministers - Anal, Har and Sampaati (V-Raamaayan, 7/2/5). There he helped Raam and Lakshman a lot in killing Raavan, Kumbhkarn, and Meghnaad. He helped Him in saving their lives also. It was he who informed Raam about Meghnaad's Yagya for immortality and took Lakshman there to destroy his Yagya and kill him before completing his Yagya.
According to Tulasee's Maanas, 7/7, it was only he who informed Raam about the Amrit Kalash in Raavan's navel area, then only Raam could kill Raavan by shooting 31 arrows - 10 at his heads, 20 at his arms and one to break this Amrit Kalash at his navel. Otherwise till then He had been shooting only 30 arrows and Raavan's heads and arms were always re-growing because of Brahmaa Jee's boon.
Besides, he always helped Raam to assess Raavan's situation, recognizing his spies, and informing about his army and Lankaa.
As he arrived in the shelter of Raam along with his four ministers, Raam blessed him with indivisible reign for one Kalp. After Raavan was killed, Raam sent Lakshman to crown him as the king of Lankaa. After being the king of Lankaa, he returned Jaanakee with great respect to Raam. Raam invited him for His Raaj Tilak also in Ayodhyaa.
Created by Sushma Gupta On 5/27/04
Modified on 03/30/13