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Ravana Will be Jain Tirthankara in Future After He Receives Enlightenment

Every soul is capable of self-realization. It is believed by Jains when the next set of 24 Tirthankara will appear on earth, Ravana, the demon king the Ramayana, will be one of them.
Times of India reports 
Tirthankaras are born as human beings who subsequently achieve enlightenment and show the world the right path. Their teachings form the Jain cannons. Mahavir is the last of the 24 reigning Tirthankaras, and Jain texts say that Ravan will be one of the 24 Tirthankaras in the next cycle, expected to come into force in roughly 84,000 human years.  
It is believed that Ravan and the 23 other future Tirthankaras are still trapped in the cycle of birth and death, some even in hell. "When they receive enlightenment, all the world will know. There will be no illness or drought for miles from the place they are born, all species will be able to hear and understand them, a throne will magically emerge, there will be a shower of flowers and an aura will circle their heads," says Masatiji Bhavyaratna. "We don't worship Ravan today, because, for us, he has still not received enlightenment or shed his bow and arrow."