Trijaṭā

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Trijata, TrijaTA, Trijataa


Trijaṭā, a Demoness

Trijaṭā was an old rākṣasi or demoness appointed by Rāvaṇa as the leader of the demonesses who were guarding Sītā in the Aśokavana (grove) in Laṅkā. When she found the rākṣasīs harassing Sītā, she advised them to desist from doing so since she had had a prophetic dream in which she had seen Rāma killing Rāvaṇa in a battle.[1]

Trijaṭā, a Brāhmaṇa

Trijaṭa is the name of an old brāhmaṇa who approached Srī Rāma before his banishment for wealth and got it.[2]


References

  1. Rāmāyana, Sundarakānda, sarga 27
  2. Ayodhyākānda 32
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore