Is Rakshasa a separate species or a group of people in human species?

I mean, does Rakshasa means a bad/immoral human or entirely different from human species? Rakshasa

  • Rakshasa is a different species
    – Rickross
    Mar 23, 2019 at 9:05
  • Devatas and Rakshasas have common progeny of human race (Kashyapa). Not following tenets of same Dharma sets the one from the other apart in a long process of evolution... between good and evil traits.
    – Narasimham
    Mar 23, 2019 at 11:19
  • @Narasimham They are definitely not human. They are not descended from the first human, and way, way too big. In the Kali Purana for example a five year old Rakshasa is big enough to have a garland of elephants. I don't anyone could read the 16th chapter of the of the Kalki Purana and think Rakshasa are human. cloudup.com/cws97nPY2uD May 21, 2021 at 21:55
  • सुर, दैत्य, दानव, राक्षस सभी ऋषि कश्यप की संताने थीं ! पौराणिक कथाओं के अनुसार दानवों और राक्षसों का आपस में काफी पुराना बैर चला आ रहा था, इसी के चलते राक्षसराज रावण ने अपने ही बहनोई दानव विद्युतजिह्वा का वध कर दिया था। आम धारणा और बोलचाल में असुर, दानव, दैत्य और राक्षसों को तकरीबन एक जैसा ही माना जाता है। Kashyap's children all.. common ancestry but enmity and different standards of Dharma.
    – Narasimham
    May 21, 2021 at 22:04


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