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Story of Vidyujjihva – Husband of Shoorpanakha in the Ramayana

Vidyujjihva was the husband of Shoorpanakha, sister of demon king Ravana. He was the brother of Kalakeyas and he fought several battles along with Ravana. Vidyujjihva had a son named Sambhukumara in Shoorpanakha.

Once aided by Vidyujjihva, Ravana defeated Indra, the king of Devas. While he was returning from heaven, Ravana was blocked by Kalakeyas. Ravan defeated and killed the kalakeyas.

This enraged Vidyujjihva, who encountered Ravana. In the battle Ravana had to kill Vidyujjihva.

To console Shoorpanakha, Ravana gave her permission to find a suitable husband and if any one turns down her proposal he promised to forcibly conduct the marriage. 

There is another story regarding the death of Vidyujjihva. It is stated that Ravana accidentally killed Vidyujjihva during the battle against Indra.

Note – There is another character named Vidyujjihva in Ramayana. He was a sorcerer and attendant of Ravana. He was deputed to make a head of Sri Ram and show it to Mata Sita at Ashoka Vana.