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PUSHPAKA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] A self-moving aerial car of large dimensions, which contained within it a palace or city.

Kuvera obtained it by gift from Brahma, but it was carried off by Ravana, his half-brother, and constantly used by him.

After Ramachandra had slain Ravana, he made use of this capricious car to convey himself and Sita, with Lakshmana and all his allies, back to Ayodhya; after that he returned it to it owner, Kuvera.

It is also called Ratnavarshuka, "that rains jewels."


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