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Karkati is one such example. She takes boon from Brahma and realizes later to become good and becomes Jivan muktha. Her story is mentioned in Part 3 - The Story of Karkaṭī in Utpatti-prakaraṇa of Yoga-Vasistha Initially, she performs an intensive tapas and asks Brahma for a boon as follows After she had passed thus a painful Tapas for 1,000 years, the Lotus-...


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Most of the races are named after wives of Kaśyapa. For example, Descendants of Aditi: Adityas (Devas) Descendants of Danu: Danavas Descendants of Diti: Daityas Origin of Rakshasas is different which is described here. Though Danavas, Daityas and Rakshasas are used interchangeably or collectively (as demon or asura) but they are different. As per Śrīmad-...


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There are some places in Vedas where Indra is shown as killer of asuras. In Rigveda 6:26:3 It is written that Indra killed a demon called susna. Rig Veda 6.26.3 Thou didst impel the sage to win the daylight, didst ruin Śuṣṇa for the pious Kutsa.The invulnerable demon’s head thou clavest when thou wouldst win the praise of Atithigva. Indra also killed a ...


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Battles between devas and asuras are described or at least referred to in the Rig Veda. However, we should take care to note that the Vedic asuras are divided between the benevolent Ᾱdityas (led by the Vedic Varuṇa) and the negative Dānavas (led by the Vedic Vṛtra). The main examples are as follows - The elements of the famous battle between the deva Indra ...


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Manu Smriti 12.60. He who has associated with outcasts, he who has approached the wives of other men, and he who has stolen the property of a Brahmana become Brahmarakshasas. Can a human of degraded character become demon or rakshasa? Yes, as shown by the verse given above. But obviously that happens in the next life.


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Can a human of degraded character become demon or rakshasa? Or can a demon become human through his good character? Justify with refrence of scriptures. Yes: Manu 12.39 - I am now going to describe, briefly, in due order, those migratory states into which one falls through each quality from among these. 40 - Those partaking of ‘Sattva’ reach the state of ...


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In Hinduism, Rahu is responsible for causing eclipses, and as far as I know, Swarbhanu is one of the various names of Rahu. Quoting from the Rahu Kavacham, which is supposedly from Mahabharata's Drona Parva: Katim may vikata pathu, ooru may sura poojitha, Swarbhanuni januni pathu jange may pathu jadayaha., 5 Let my hip be protected by the funny one, Let my ...


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