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Asura (plural Asuras)
- (Hinduism) Power-seeking deities involved in constant conflict with the more benevolent Devas.
- (Buddhism) The lowest class of deities and demigods of the Kāmadhātu.
deity in Hinduism
deity in Buddhism
- Puranic Encyclopedia: a comprehensive dictionary with special reference to the epic and Puranic literature, Vettam Mani, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1975, p. 67.