[Advaita-l] Was Ravana a devotee of Lord Shiva?

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 22:27:50 CST 2012


In Uttara Kanda Ramayana Ravana prays to Siva.  There is a story how
he tried to shake Kailasa and Siva pressed the mountain down. Ravana's
hand was stuck under the mountain. He prayed continuously to Siva and
became free. He got one weapon from Siva also.

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 11:03 PM, Lakshminarayana
<narayana_kl_71 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Namaste, This is a question not related to Advaita. Does Valmiki Ramayana
> mention that Ravana was a devotee of Lord Shiva? Or is this a later
> interpolation? Learned members can please enlighten on this.
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