See also: asura
Asura (plural Asuras)
- (Hinduism) Deities among the Hindu dharma. Considered to be a group of power-seeking deities, sometimes referred to as devas.
- (Buddhism) The lowest class of deities and demigods of the Kāmadhātu.
Asura in Hinduism
Asura in Buddhism
- Puranic Encyclopedia: a comprehensive dictionary with special reference to the epic and Puranic literature, Vettam Mani, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1975, p. 67.