Some consider it sacred text, not to be messed with. Some others see it as mythology. But everyone agrees, Ramayan is not just a tale of good and evil, but an extremely layered epic with multiple sub-plots. And the fact that it's so deeply embedded in our culture, makes it even more fascinating. But do you really know everything about it? Let's see how good your Ramayan knowledge is through this quiz we designed just for you. Good luck!

1.

What were the names of Lakshman's sons?

2.

Which demon from this list did Ram NOT kill during his exile?

3.

Who was the demoness who gave Sita company during her time as a hostage of Ravan in Lanka?

4.

Jambavan was the king of bears and also an immortal. Only one being could kill him. Who?

5.

What was the name of Shiva's bow that was used in Sita's swayamvar?

6.

What was the name of Lakshman's twin?

7.

How did Ram die?

8.

During their exile, how many days and nights did Lakshman sleep?

9.

Before being killed by Ram, only one other character managed to defeat Ravan in combat. Who?

10.

Ram also had a sister. What was her name?

11.

What was the name of Hanuman's son?

12.

What was the name of Ravan's youngest son?

13.

Who didn't want to fight Ram but did so reluctantly?

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Correct Answers:

1. What were the names of Lakshman's sons?

Angad and Chandraketu

2. Which demon from this list did Ram NOT kill during his exile?

Subahu

3. Who was the demoness who gave Sita company during her time as a hostage of Ravan in Lanka?

Trijata

4. Jambavan was the king of bears and also an immortal. Only one being could kill him. Who?

Brahma

5. What was the name of Shiva's bow that was used in Sita's swayamvar?

Pinak

6. What was the name of Lakshman's twin?

Shatrughna

7. How did Ram die?

Voluntarily walking into a river

8. During their exile, how many days and nights did Lakshman sleep?

He didn't sleep

9. Before being killed by Ram, only one other character managed to defeat Ravan in combat. Who?

Bali

10. Ram also had a sister. What was her name?

Shanta

11. What was the name of Hanuman's son?

Makardhwaja

12. What was the name of Ravan's youngest son?

Akshay Kumar

13. Who didn't want to fight Ram but did so reluctantly?

Kumbhkaran

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