I am checking on the history of Ravana from Sri Lanka.
Though some information is yet to be cross checked, I am providing information that have been checked and will be writing more.
Ravana who was killed by Lord Rama was a Brahmin.
He was also considered to be part Yaksha.
He was also part of the Dravidas of the South and the Naga Loka was considered to be under him.
He was a Sanskrit scholar and an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva.
He ruled vast stretches of territory which included the now sunk Atlantis.
His father in law, Maya built a city in Atlantis.
Maya is also credited with having built Indraprastha, now called Delhi, capital of India.
Ravana had his reserve Army in Atlantis, The Americas.
Ravana is mentioned in Ramayana in detail and all the Eighteen Puranas of India, Mahabharatha, and classics of regional languages of India.
Not only Hindu texts refer to him but Buddhist texts as well.
He was called Ravana Buddha, Buddha denoting Enlightened one.
He wrote Shiva Tandava Stotra, treatises on Astrology and Ayurvedateachers veda.
He is reported to have conquered territories not covered by the Ikshvaku dynasty of Lord Rama.
Information of Ravana abounds in Sinhala , Ceylon.
One such work is Ravana Tales.
Ravana tales was written in Gold plate by a Brahmin, Somachandra Sri Bharathi from Odisha, India.
`Ravana Saga’ were based on the ola manuscript `Ravana
Tales’. The readers will wonder what this `Ravana Tales’
is? What is its history? This concluding chapter is intended
to provide the answer to such concerns.
Dr. Mirandi Obeysekere explains it as follows.
The original Ravana Tales had been written on gold
plates by Somachandra Sri Bharathi, an erudite Brahmin of
Kälinga Dash (presently known as Orissa) to be presented
to King Khallatanaga (110-104 BC) of Murunda dynasty.
However, he could not fulfill his wish as the King died
before the writing was completed.
Prince Marina, the elder son of King Khallatanaga
ascended the throne following the demise of his father
and the book was presented to him. Prince Marina was at
that time ruling in Girandurukotte with Mirandi Villa as
his centre of administration.
This book of gold sheaves was later inherited by his
elder son Prince Marina Senadhilankara and had since then
been passed over to the senior member of the succeeding
generation. Accordingly, it came into the possession of
the Chieftain Mildew Marina Senadhilankara who was
the Chieftain of Eva region. Subsequently it was inherited
by Marina Mahakappina Lanni Bandana Senadhilankana
who was a chieftain of Eva region, from his father Mildew
Erudite successors of this dynasty subsequently
contributed additional pages written on silver and copper
sheets to the original book of Sotuachandra Sri Bharathi.
The book contains factual information about King
Ravana, ancient Kshatriya (royal) families of Canna,
Brahmanic lineage, Naga, Yaksha, Diva clans, ancient
medicine, incantations, illangam and illangam (ancient battle
craft). The contents of the book were subsequently re-
written on Ala leaves and the original gold and copper
sheets had been donated to Mahiyangana temple.
The donation had been done by Adigar Wickramasinghe
(1515-1542 AD), son of General Rajaguru Marina
Mahakappina Lanni Bandana Kenadhilankara. Adigar
Wickramasinghe served as the Chief Adigar (Mama
Adikaratn) of King Jayaweera I (1514- 42 AD)’
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