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Jaṭāyu


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In the Rāmāyaṇa, a king of the vultures, and a friend of Daśaratha. In attempting to foil Rāvaṇa's abduction of Sītā, he is fatally wounded, but survives long enough to point Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa in the right direction. They conduct his funeral rites and see him ascend to heaven in a chariot of fire.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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