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One of the category of Asuras, other being Dānavas and Rakshasas. Daityas were born from Kashyapa and Diti.

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Was Vibhisena powerful?

We all know that Vibhishana was a Brahmin-Daitya/Brahmin-Rakshas and was an ardent follower of Lord Rama. But he did not even kill a single person in the Ram-Ravana war. In my belief he should not be ...
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How can one be born as a Daitya, Danava, or Naga?

The Yajnas in the Vedas provide the means to attain heaven (swarga, gandharva loka), etc that are situated above earth. These yajnas also allow one to be born as a god. For example, doing 100 ...
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Why are Daityas Sattvic according to the Manusmriti?

NOTE: This question is NOT a duplicate of this question. The Manusmriti has this verse about the types of bodies one can enter due to different Gunas. Here are the bodies can can be born in due to ...