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How Ravana got his name? – Story of the name Ravana

Ravana means the one who screams. The story of the name Ravana is associated with Shiva. How the ten-headed demon king in Ramayana got also gives an idea about the arrogance and physical strength of Ravan.

Legend has it that Ravana was arrogant of his powers. Once to impress Lord Shiva, he attempted to lift the Kailash Mountain. Shiva to quell the arrogance of Ravana simply placed his toe on the mountain. Ravana’s forearm were crushed and he let out a deafening scream.

From this day, he got the name Ravana meaning the one who screams.