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Laṅkā


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The name given in the Rāmāyaṇa to Rāvaṇa's island stronghold where he holds Sītā, and from which she is eventually rescued by Rāma and his monkey army. It is not clear what relation the epic Laṅkā bears to what is now Sri Lanka (Śrī Laṅkā), formerly Ceylon.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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