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Ramayana character
The monkey prince Angad is first sent to give diplomacy one last chance (Ravi Varma studio, 1910's).jpg
Angada is first sent to give diplomacy one last chance(Ravi Varma studio, 1910's)[1]
Affiliation Vanara dynasty
Family Vali (father)
Tara (mother)
Indra (grandfather)
Predecessor Sugriva

Angada (Sanskrit: अङ्गद, IAST: aṅgada, lit. donor of limbs/bracelet) is a vanara who helped Rama find his wife Sita and fight her abductor, Ravana, in Ramayana. He was son of Vali and Tara and nephew of Sugriva.

Angada and Tara are instrumental in reconciling Rama and his brother, Lakshmana, with Sugriva after Sugriva fails to fulfill his promise to help Rama find and rescue his wife. Together they are able to convince Sugriva to honor his pledge to Rama instead of spending his time carousing and drinking. Sugriva then arranges for Hanuman to help Rama and organises the monkey army that will battle Ravana's demonic host.

In the Ramayana war that took place, Angada killed many great warriors from Lanka, including, Ravana's son, Narantaka, and Mahaparshva, chief general of Ravana's army

A miniature panel capturing the scene of Ankathan(Angad) along with other Vanaras lamenting Vali's death in Pullamangai, Pasupathi Koil, Thanjavur


  1. ^ [#Note: The vanara (monkey) in the image is actually Hanuman talking to Ravana. The picture depicts a common confusion between the challenge extended by Angada and Hanuman to Ravan.]

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