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Ravana, the primary antagonist in the Hindu epic Ramayana, was one of the greatest devotees of Lord Shiva

Ravana, the primary antagonist in the Hindu epic Ramayana, was one of the greatest devotees of Lord Shiva

It is said, when Ravana tried to uproot Mount Kailash, Shiva trapped him beneath Kailash. To redeem himself, Ravana started pleasing Shiva by singing hymns and playing instruments. Eventually, over many years, Shiva freed him from under the mountain and blessed him.