Ramayana is one of the great epics of Hindu mythology, which narrates the story of the victory of the good over the evil. All the characters of the Ramayana Gatha signify a deeper meaning for the human beings. The positive characters in the epic, in particular, inspire human beings to inculcate virtues like goodness, piousness, truth and righteousness in themselves.
Listed below are the top 10 best characters of Ramayana Gatha:
Mandodari, the wife of Ravana, is one of the best characters in Ramayana Gatha because she always tried to dissuade her husband from wrong doings and also, because she wanted to help Sita by saving her from Ravana.
Vibhishana is the brother of Ravana, the evil Rakshasa who abducts Sita. Vibhishana played a key role in helping Lord Rama kill Ravana and win the battle, as he supported the right, instead of favoring his brother and his evil deeds.
Shatrughan is the fourth son of King Dasaratha, who spent his life helping his brother Bharata manage the kingdom of Ayodhya, while Lord Rama was on exile. He is one of the best characters in Ramayana Gatha because he too symbolizes devotion and righteousness like his brothers.
Kausalya is the wife of King Dasratha and mother of Lord Rama. Her greatness can be judged from the fact that she bore no ill will towards Kaikeyi, who was behind the exile of Lord Rama. She loved her step sons Bharat, Lakshman and Shatrughan, as much as he loved Rama.
6. King Dasaratha
Next among the best characters of Ramayana is King Dasaratha, who is the father of Lord Rama. He never went against his promise and even sent his own son in exile to fulfill it. However, he could not live without his son and died soon after Lord Rama went on exile.