Ravan is said to be born in small village Bisrakh this village is situated in near Ghaziabad. He spent his childhood in this village that founded by his father Bisesvara.
He was a devotee of LORD SHIVA and was so powerful that even the 9 planets called Navagrahas were overpowered by him and rendered inactive.The story goes that he was in the kingdom of the Lord but was cursed to take birth in the world and get killed in the hands of the Lord to attain salvation.
The Ravan is so powerful and he controlled 32 corers of able-bodied demons, this is clear in his own words.
दश राक्षस कोट्यः च द्वाविंशतिः अथ अपराः |
वर्जयित्वा जरा वृद्धान् बालान् च रजनीचरान् || ३-५५-१४
तेषाम् प्रभुः अहम् सीते सर्वेषाम् भीम कर्मणाम् |
Coming back to village Bisrakh it is mentioned by many villagers that till date they don’t celebrate Dussehra and it is also banned to have rope dancers (नट) in the village.
We to find out what is the behind the story told by villagers and come to know one strange thing that it is true that whenever villages tried to have Dussehra or rope dances in the village there are mishappening happened in the village and due to this reason they stopped celebrating the occasion.
Some other lesser know facts about Ravan:
- Ravan is great Veena player.
- Ravan was a great poet he created Shiv Tandav Stotram.
- Ravan was a great Ayurvedic physician and with their Shiromani. he wrote valuable book Nadi Pariksha, Arka Shastra and kaumarya tantra.
- Ravan also wrote Ravan Samhita a book that is considered the Holy Grail of Hindu astrology.