Sugriva

In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Sugriva (Sanskrit: सुग्रीव Sugrīva; Malay and Javanese: Sugriwa; Thai: สุครีพ, RTGS: Su-khrip; Lao: Sugeep; Khmer: Sukhreeb; Creole: Soogrim; Lao: Sangkip; Tamil: Cukkirivan; Burmese: Thugyeik), also spelled Sugreeva or Sugreev, was the younger brother of Vali, whom he succeeded as ruler of the vanara or monkey kingdom Kishkindha. Rumā was his wife. He was the son of Surya, the Hindu deity of the sun. As king of the monkeys, Sugriva aided Rama in his quest to liberate his wife Sita from captivity at the hands of the Rakshasa king Ravana.

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