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

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ocean. So Asuras are danavas or demons and they are such by their birth as they were born of Danu, a wife of rishi Kashyapa. The Mahabharata narrates about them and lists names of some well known … asuras including Prahlada. Prahlada, as an asura, although should have been envious to Vishnu, was however very devoted to Him for which his father wanted to kill Prahlada. In the Puranas like Shrimad …
answered Feb 5 '15 by Be Happy
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The nature of asuras is such because they were conceived in the womb of Diti at an improper time. Desiring to have children and overcome by lust Diti approached sage Kashyapa at the evening time when … to her from which the race of the asuras grew. But as Diti regretted and because she had faith in the Lord, Sage Kashyapa told that her grandson would be a great devotee of the Lord: The learned …
answered Apr 4 '15 by Be Happy