|In this regard
Rama's defect of Ravana reflects other battles to subdue the Yadus, which are the main
conflicts mentioned in Vedic and Puranic literature. These include Parashurama's defeat of
the Yadus (Kartavirya Arjuna), Sagara of Ayodhya's defeat of the Yadus (the Haihayas), and
Divodasa of Kahi's defeat of the Yadus (Vitihavya). The Yadus had the greatest and largest
Kingdoms of the Vedic people, and required keeping their prowess in check.
Ravana was probably another militant Yadu similar to Kansa, the Yadu
king of Mathura, who oppressed Krishna and family. Yet the Yadus also produced many great
sages, like Krishna and Ravana's own brother Vibhishana, and the other Aryan groups
produced their share of evil men as well, like Duryodhana, the enemy of Arjuna, who was of
the Kuru-Puru line.