By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Trijata, TrijaTA, Trijataa
Trijaṭā, a Demoness
Trijaṭā was an old rākṣasi or demoness appointed by Rāvaṇa as the leader of the demonesses who were guarding Sītā in the Aśokavana (grove) in Laṅkā. When she found the rākṣasīs harassing Sītā, she advised them to desist from doing so since she had had a prophetic dream in which she had seen Rāma killing Rāvaṇa in a battle.
Trijaṭā, a Brāhmaṇa
- Rāmāyana, Sundarakānda, sarga 27
- Ayodhyākānda 32
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore