The War of Lanka by Sahibdin. It depicts the monkey army of the protagonist Rama (top left, blue figure) fighting the demon-king of the king of Lanka, Ravana in order to save Rama's kidnapped wife Sita. The painting depicts multiple events in the battle against the three-headed demon general Trisiras, in bottom left - Trisiras is beheaded by the monkey-companion of Rama - Hanuman.
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Trishira (Sanskrit: त्रिशिर, IAST: triśira, lit. he who has three heads) was a Rakshasa (a demon), and reference to him is found in the Ramayana. He was one of the sons of Ravana and Dhanyamalini and his brothers are Atikaya, Narantaka and Devantaka.[1]

In Ramayana

The Ramayana tells that he engaged Hanuman in a fight and hit him with a number of arrows. At this Hanuman told him that the arrows were nothing but like flowers being showered on his body. Thereafter, a duel ensued, in which Hanuman killed Trishira.[2]

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  1. ^ Mittal, J. P. (2006). History Of Ancient India (a New Version) : From 7300 Bb To 4250 Bc. Atlantic Publishers & Dist. ISBN 978-81-269-0615-4.
  2. ^ "BOOK VI: Canto LXX.: The Death of Tris'iras". Retrieved 13 May 2020.