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

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austerities. So, when the intention will also eventually matter in deciding the overall fate of the Asuras but they are not to be deprived of the fruits of performing severe austerities by any means …
answered Jul 30 '17 by Rickross
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A partial answer. When does one become a BrahmarAkshasa? Samyogam patitaira gatvA parasya eva cha yoshitam | Apahritya cha viprasvam bhavati brahmarAkshasah || ..... Manu Smriti 12.60. …
answered Dec 13 '17 by Rickross
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, Asuras, different kinds of animals etc are concerned, they can certainly be classified according to Gunas (Satva, Rajas, Tamas) but they may not have caste- categories. Also, there is apparently a …
answered Oct 14 '17 by Rickross
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Asuras went to fight Devi. There they are mentioned as accompanied by very large troops. The relevant verses from the Madhyama Charitah are as follows: MahishAsurosenAnishchikshurAkhyA mahAsurah …
answered May 29 '18 by Rickross
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) for any God to deny a devotee his boons once he had done sufficient penance. Asuras not only do penance to Lord Shiva but, also (as seen on numerous occasions), to Lord Brahma as well. Lord Vishnu … ,who being the preserver of Dharma, is apparently and naturally somewhat inimical towards the Asuras who are always in opposition to the beneficial forces of nature called the Gods. That is the main …
answered Feb 4 '16 by Rickross
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I'm answering the first part of your question regarding the composer and the source of the Mahalakshmi Ashtakam. The composer is Indra ,the king of Gods, and the Ashtaka is found in the Padma Purana. …
answered Mar 28 '16 by Rickross
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: DevAsurA eshu lokesh vaspardanta sa etam vishnurvAmanapashyattam swAyei devatAyA Ahalabhata tato vai sa imA .....|| Once there was a conflict between the Devas and the Asuras regarding some … vishvancha vyakrAmanat ...... During some ancient time in the past (PurAkAla), PrajApati created the DevAs and the Asuras and thereafter created Yajna (sacrifice). And, as an allied part of Yajna …
answered Jun 4 '18 by Rickross
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conflict between the Devas and the Asuras regarding some Vishya ( lokeshu vijaya bhuteshu i.e for gaining supremacy over the worlds). Vishnu then had seen VAmana or "short in stature" animals … ...... During some ancient time in the past (PurAkAla), PrajApati did create the DevAs and the Asuras and thereafter created Yajna (sacrifice). And, as an allied part of Yajna, he created the …
answered Jan 26 '18 by Rickross