Sulochana (Ramayana)

Sulochana (Sanskrit: सुलोचना, lit. she whose eyes are beautiful) was daughter of the king of the serpents Sheshanaga and married to Meghanada (Indrajit), the eldest son of Ravana.[1] Sulochana finds no mention in the Valmiki Ramayana, and appears in later versions of it.[2]

Ravana's virtuous daughter-in-law Sulochana receives the head of her husband Indrajit, who has been killed by Rama (bazaar art, 1910's).jpg
Ravana's virtuous daughter-in-law Sulochana receives the head of her husband Meghanada, who has been killed by Lakshmana
TextsVersions of the Ramayana
Personal information

In the ballad Meghnad Bodh Kavya, Prameela is said to be Indrajit's wife. So, it can reasonably be assumed that Sulochana was also known as Prameela.

Sulochana was very brave and exhibited this virtue when Meghanada, her husband, was going to war with Rama and his younger brother Lakshmana, she supported her husband by not crying and never stopped or requested not to go to war.

In popular cultureEdit

Her story has been the basis of many films, including Sati Sulochana (1921) directed by G.V. Sane. a silent film, followed by Sati Sulochana, 1934 Kannada film was the first Kannada language talkie film, also Sati Sulochana (1961 film) in Telugu starring N. T. Rama Rao. also in hindi film 'Sati Naag kanya' by Babubhai Mistri starring Vikram Gokhale and jaishree gadkar

The Ballad Of Sulochana is a favourite ballad of Marathi women, sung in most families. Noted Tamil scholar S. K. Ramarajan wrote a noted epyllion, Meganadham, the tragedy of Indrajit, known for its characterisation of Indrajit's wife Sulochana.


  1. ^ Das 2005.
  2. ^ Singh, Avadhesh K. (2007). Rāmāyaṇa Through the Ages: Rāma, Gāthā in Different Versions. D.K. Printworld. ISBN 978-81-246-0416-8.


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