Asura

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Mahishasura Statue, Chamundi Hills, near Mysore

Etymology[edit]

Sanskrit असुर (ásura).

Noun[edit]

Asura (plural Asuras)

  1. (Hinduism) Deities among the Hindu dharma. Considered to be a group of power-seeking deities, sometimes referred to as devas.
  2. (Buddhism) The lowest class of deities and demigods of the Kāmadhātu.

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References[edit]

  1. Puranic Encyclopedia: a comprehensive dictionary with special reference to the epic and Puranic literature, Vettam Mani, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1975, p. 67.

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