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Is Mayasura a Daitya or Danava? What is the important difference between these two groups?

"Is Mayasura actually a Danava or a Daitya?" As per The Brahmanda Purana: Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda: Chapter 6 - Glorification of The Race of Danu, Maya was a Danava: 4-13. The following ...
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How can one be born as a Daitya, Danava, or Naga?

Krishna says in Uddhava Gita 17.51 (Swami Madhavananda translator): Swayed by his past works, a man through his attachment to Sattva becomes a sage or a god, under the influence of Rajas an Asura ...
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Why are Daityas Sattvic according to the Manusmriti?

According to Manu Smriti, the different beings falling under Sattva, have further been classified into 3 sub-categories. Lowest category under Sattva (Manu Smriti 12.48) Ascetics and hermits, ...
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Was Vibhishana powerful?

Yes, Vibhīṣaṇa also killed some rākṣasas during the battle between Lakṣmaṇa and Indrajit. Bow & arrow seems to have been his chief weapon. Seeing Lakshmana and Indrajit, fighting with ...
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How do Daityas and Danavas look? What is their physical appearance?

We get one description of one of the most popular dānavas - Śaṅkhacūḍa (Tulasī's husband) in the Book 9 of the Devī Bhāgavata Purāṇa. Chapter 18 - On the union of Śaṅkhacūḍa with Tulasī On the other ...
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Why are Daityas Sattvic according to the Manusmriti?

The specific dispositions i.e. Gunas are not a definining characteristic of an individual. An individual can exhibit different gunas throughout his life as he carries out various activities. ...
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