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In the Rāmāyaṇa, the sister of the rākṣasa king, Rāvaṇa. Spurned in love by both Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa, she attacks Sītā. Lakṣmaṇa cuts off her nose and ears, and in revenge for this mutilation, she incites Rāvaṇa to abduct Sītā and carry her off to the island of Laṅkā.

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