Khara and Dushana are two demon brothers who are mentioned in the Hindu epic Ramayana. They were both powerful and fierce warriors and were loyal followers of the demon king Ravana.
According to the Ramayana, Khara and Dushana were dispatched by Ravana to kill Lord Rama, who was on his way to Lanka to rescue his wife Sita from Ravana’s captivity. Khara and Dushana led a formidable army of demons and confronted Lord Rama in the forest.
In the ensuing battle, Lord Rama and his brother Lakshmana defeated Khara and Dushana and their army, killing them both. The battle with Khara and Dushana is often seen as a prelude to the larger conflict between Lord Rama and Ravana.
Khara and Dushana’s characters in the Ramayana serve as examples of the demonic forces that Lord Rama had to overcome in his quest to rescue Sita and restore order and righteousness to the world.