When the dusk fell and when it was difficult to traverse further, Ravana let his forces to take rest and himself retired for relaxation. At that time, during the night, he saw Rambha, who was passing by.
Ravanothbhavam, meaning the “Rise of Ravana”, is written by an 18th Century Malayalam scholar, Kallekkulangara Raghava Pisharody, a poetic adornment of Veera Kerala Varma, Ruler of Cochin Principality. The play has been noted for its literary values as well as stage-worthiness. Ravanothbhavam is said to have been staged first in the year 1776, under the command of Valiya Ittiri Panicker, a performer in Kaplingadan Schoold of Kathakali. Later, the sequence of enactment was disseminated to Cheriya Ittiri Panicker of Kalladikkodan School of Kathakali and this is recorded as the f