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For Tharaka district in Kenya, see Tharaka-Nithi County.

Tharaka (Pronounced Thaa-ra-ka) was a mythological king from Sri Lanka.

According to legend, he designed the craft "Dandu Monara", which was able to fly, but he was unable to build it. Instead the king Ravana built it, and stories from Ramayana tell of him using it to abduct queen Seetha from Rama.[1][2]


  1. ^ Sonya Rhie Quintanilla (2000). "Āyāgapaṭas: Characteristics, Symbolism, and Chronology". Artibus Asiae 60 (1): 79–137. doi:10.2307/3249941. JSTOR 3249941. 
  2. ^ All India Ramayana Conference (1973). Sree Rama Sahasranama Dasakoti Archana Festival. Sree Seetha Ramabhaktha.