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Ravana Of Ramayana Belongs To The Lineage Of Lord Brahma

Many people might not be aware that Ravana, the demon king in the Ramayana, belongs to the lineage of Brahma, the God of creation as per Hinduism.

Brahma had six mind born sons. They are

Pulastya had a son named Vishravas.

Vishrawas married Kaikasi and they had three sons and a daughter.

The sons were Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Vibhishana. The daughter was named Shoorpanakha. Thus it is stated in many Puranas that demons belong to the lineage of Brahma.

Thus the variation of Gunas - Sattva, Rajas and Tamas - results in one being good or bad.

Both good and bad arises from the same source. It is ignorance that results in demonic qualities. 

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