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VALI, VALIN (BALIN). [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] The monkey king of Kishkindhya, who was slain by Rama, and whose kingdom was given to his brother Sugriva, the friend and ally of Rama.

He was supposed to be the son of Indra, and to have been born from the hair (bala) of his mother, whence his name.

His wife's name was Tara, and his sons Angada and Tara.


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