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Arishtanemi: Military chief of the Malayaputras; right-hand man of Vishwamitra


Ashwapati: King of the north-western kingdom of Kekaya; a loyal ally of Dashrath; father of Kaikeyi


Bharat: Ram’s half-brother; son of Dashrath and Kaikeyi


Dashrath: The Chakravarti king of Kosala and emperor of Sapt Sindhu; husband of Kaushalya, Kaikeyi and Sumitra; father of Ram, Bharat, Lakshman, and Shatrughan


Janak: King of Mithila; father of Sita and Urmila


Jatayu: A captain of the Malayaputra tribe; a Naga friend of Sita and Ram


Kaikeyi: Daughter of King Ashwapati of Kekaya; second and the favourite wife of Dashrath; mother of Bharat


Kaushalya: Daughter of King Bhanuman of South Kosala and his wife Maheshwari; the eldest queen of Dashrath; mother of Ram


Kubaer: Trader and ruler of Lanka before Raavan


Kumbhakarna: Raavan’s brother; he is also a Naga (a human being born with deformities)


Kushadhwaj: King of Sankashya; younger brother of Janak


Lakshman: One of the twin sons of Dashrath; born to Sumitra; faithful to Ram; later married to Urmila


Malayaputras: The tribe left behind by Lord Parshu Ram, the sixth Vishnu


Manthara: The richest merchant of Sapt Sindhu; an ally of Kaikeyi


Mrigasya: General of Dashrath’s army; one of the nobles of Ayodhya


Nagas: A feared race of human beings born with deformities


Nilanjana: Lady doctor attending to members of the royal family of Ayodhya, she hails from South Kosala


Raavan: King of Lanka; brother of Vibhishan, Shurpanakha and Kumbhakarna


Ram: Eldest of four brothers, son of Emperor Dashrath of Ayodhya (the capital city of Kosala kingdom) and his eldest wife Kaushalya; later married to Sita


Roshni: Daughter of Manthara; a committed doctor and rakhi-sister to the four sons of Dashrath


Samichi: Police and protocol chief of Mithila


Shatrughan: Twin brother of Lakshman; son of Dashrath and Sumitra


Shurpanakha: Half-sister of Raavan


Sita: Adopted daughter of King Janak of Mithila; also the prime minister of Mithila; later married to Ram


Sumitra: Daughter of the king of Kashi; the third wife of Dashrath; mother of the twins Lakshman and Shatrughan


Vashishta: Raj guru, the royal priest of Ayodhya; teacher of the four princes


Vayuputras: The tribe left behind by Lord Rudra, the previous Mahadev


Vibhishan: Half-brother of Raavan


Vishwamitra: Chief of the Malayaputras, the tribe left behind by Lord Parshu Ram, the sixth Vishnu; also temporary guru of Ram and Lakshman


Urmila: Younger sister of Sita; the blood-daughter of Janak; she is later married to Lakshman