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. Sulochana finds no mention in the Valmiki Ramayana, and appears in later versions of it.
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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.
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