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Prahastha

PrahasthaOther Names: Sukesa

Family: Son of Sumali and Dewi Danuwati. He has a old sister: Dewi Sukesi. He has a son: Raden Pulontani

Title/Position(s): Prince of Purwadikaran. Commanding General of Alengka.

Appears in these lakon (stories): Ramayana – Alap-alapan Sukesi, Subali Lena, Bedahe Lokapala, Dasamuka Gledheg, Prahastha Lena.

Other information: Prahasta is charged with keeping the flower Dewaretna, but the flower is stolen by Pramuja while Prahasta is asleep. Rahwana is furious over Prahasta’s negligence. Prahasta goes off chasing Pramuja. On the way he must face rows of monkey soldiers led by Anila. Anila is also the rank of prime minister in government of Sugriwa, the king of the Wanara.

In the battle many soldiers died at the hands of Prahasta. Anila himself was exhausted and chose to flee to avoid Prahasta. In Alengka, the border city of great monuments, Anila finds a monument and uses it to hit the head Prahasta. Prahasta was killed with a shattered body.

The monument which uprooted by Anila and used to kill Prahasta is transformed into an angel named Indradi, who is none other than the birth mother of Sugriwa, Anjani and Subali. She was the wife of a sage named Gotama who have condemned her to become a monument because she had an affair with Batara Surya. The death blow to Prahasta by Anila frees Indradi from the curse of her husband.

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