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SUGRIVA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] 'Handsome neck.' A monkey king who was dethroned by his brother Vali (Bali), but after the latter had been killed, Sugriva was reinstalled by Rama as king at Kishkindhya.

He, with his advisor Hanuman and their army of monkeys, were the allies of Rama in his war against Ravana, in which he was wounded.

He is said to have been son of the sun, and from his paternity he is called Ravinandana and by other similar names.

He is described as being grateful, active in aiding his friends, and able to change his form at will. His wife's name was Ruma.

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