Questions tagged [daitya]

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

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How do Daityas and Danavas look? What is their physical appearance?

This is similar to my previous questions: How do Apsaras look? What are their physical characteristics and physical appearance? How do Rakshasas look? Physical appearance of Rakshasas? But now I am ...
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Does anyone know of any prayer to Prahlāda Daitya?

Various Asura are mentioned as praying to Prahlāda often and so does Naranārāyaṇa Ṛṣi, after Prahlāda Daitya concedes defeat and decides to be friends with them/him. I just want to know if any of ...
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Was Vibhishana powerful?

We all know that Vibhishana was a Brahmin-Daitya/Brahmin-Rakshasa and was an ardent follower of Lord Rama. But I think he didn't kill even a single person in the Rama-Ravana war. So, in my view, he ...
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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 ...
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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 ...