Biographies | Rishi
Rishi Vishravaa is the Vaalmeeki Raamaayan character. He is not mentioned in Tulasee's Maanas. Vishravaa was the son of Maharshi Pulastya and Havirbhoo. Vishravaa had two wives - Idvidaa and Kaikasee or Keshinee. He had four sons from both of them - Kuber from Idvidaa and Raavan, Kumbhkarn, and Vibheeshan from Kaikasee. He had one daughter also from Kaikasee - Shoorpanakhaa.
He was such a great scholar par excellence, hat he earned great powers through Tapasyaa, which in turn, earned him great name and fame amongst his fellow Rishi that Bharadwaaj, in particular, was so impressed with him that he gave him his daughter, Idvidaa, in marriage. Idvidaa bore him Kuber. Vishravaa is said to have disowned his demonic family after witnessing Raavan's disrespectful treatment for his elder son, Kuber and returned to his first wife, Idvidaa.
Created by Sushma Gupta On 5/27/04
Modified on 03/30/13