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ANARANYA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] A descendant of Ikshvaku and king of Ayodhya.

According to the Ramayana, many kings submitted to Ravana without fighting, but when Anaranya was summoned to fight or submit, he preferred to fight. His army was overcome and he was thrown from his chariot. Ravana: triumphed over his prostrate foe, who retorted that he had been beaten by fate, not by Ravana, and predicted the death of Ravana at the hands of Rama, a descendant of Anaranya.


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