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The asuras are a group of deities that often do battle with the [devas].

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What are all the incidents mentioned in the scriptures where Asuras have tried to destroy the Earth? I know of three: Bali's sister's attempt to annihilate the Earth, Hiranyaksha's submersion of … Hiranyakashipu did in his invasion of Earth, from chapter 2, canto 7 of the Bhagavata Purana: What other incidents are there where Asuras have tried to completely destroy the Earth OR the Vedic civilization? …
asked Feb 16 by Ikshvaku
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The Asuras and Rakshasas have a knack for destroying the Earth, the Vedic civilization, and the members of the 4 castes. Do the armies of the Asuras and Rakshasas form alliances with the Mleccha …
asked Feb 16 by Ikshvaku
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result thereof,’—this result also partaking of either Sattva or Rajas or Tamas. But my question is, why are Daityas said to be Sattvic in this verse? Daityas are Asuras (demons) who live in Patala … also burned the government capitals. This doesn't sound very Sattvic. Now, elsewhere, in other scriptures, Asuras are said to partake of the quality of Rajas. From the Srimad Bhagavatam: SB …
asked Feb 6 by Ikshvaku
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When Daitya Hiranyakashipu conquered the universe, he conquered up till Swarga. Text 13: O my dear King, Hiraṇyakaśipu was always drunk on strong-smelling wines and liquors, and therefore his copp …
asked Feb 12 by Ikshvaku
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According to the Shatapatha Brahmana, the Mlecchas speak the languages of the Asuras of Patala. The gods then cut her off from the Asuras; and having gained possession of her and enveloped her … completely in fire, they offered her up as a holocaust, it being an offering of the gods. And in that they offered her with an anuṣṭubh verse, thereby they made her their own; and the Asuras
asked Sep 26 by Ikshvaku
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Is anti-Brahminism a characteristic of Asuras and Rakshasas? Which group of created beings is the most anti-Brahmin (hatred and opposition to Brahminism and Brahminical way of life)? …
asked Mar 20 by Ikshvaku
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The armies of the Asuras (Daityas and Danavas), Rakshasas, and Pisachas frequently come to Earth and kill humans. It is even said in scriptures that the food for Pisachas is human flesh. Do these creatures sin by doing this? …
asked Mar 18 by Ikshvaku
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offerings to the gods. This doesn't doesn't make any sense because the Vyasa Smriti says the Devas love wine, hence, one reason why the Devas are called Suras whereas the demons are called Asuras
asked Feb 15 by Ikshvaku
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According to the Puranas, Vishnu as Buddha revealed a false religion, which we know today as Buddhism, to deceive the Daityas who were using the Vedas to acquire power. Similarly, do Hindu scriptures …
asked Mar 8 by Ikshvaku