asura असुर

Definition: m. etc. [these asura-s are often regarded as the children of diti- by kaśyapa-See daitya-;as such they are demons of the first order in perpetual hostility with the gods, and must not be confounded with the rākṣasa-s or imps who animate dead bodies and disturb sacrifices]


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