Maya is mentioned so often and without Dānava parents, it points to him being the first of the Dānava. Has anyone found scripture to say definitively?

  • But, wikipedia says that Ramayana mentions Kashyap and Diti as Mayasura's parents. – Rickross Sep 5 '20 at 6:26
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    Does this answer your question? Danu is the predecessor of the race of Danavas (demons) – YDS Sep 5 '20 at 6:48
  • Never heard about Maya Danava before? Which texts talk about it? – user21715 Sep 5 '20 at 7:32
  • The Dānava race came from Diti/Danu, but that does not mean Diti/Danu is a Dānava, as she could also be the same race as her father Daksha, who is definitely not a Dānava. The first Dānava would then be the first of her children so to transform into the then new Dānava race. – Formation 13 Sep 8 '20 at 15:31
  • Maya Dānava appears nearly everywhere in Hinduism. He is important at critical moments in the Mahābhārata and Rāmāyaṇa and is built Tripura, the famous flying cities. – Formation 13 Sep 8 '20 at 15:34

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