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A statue of Mahishasura in Chamundi Hills, Mysore.
A statue of Mahishasura in Chamundi Hills, Mysore.

In Hindu mythology, Mahishasura was an asura. A statue of Mahishasura in Chamundi Hills, Mysore File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A statue of Mahishasura in Chamundi Hills, Mysore File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Hindu mythology is a term used by modern scholarship for a large body of Indian literature that details the lives and times of legendary personalities, deities and divine incarnations on earth interspersed with often large sections of philosophical and ethical discourse. ... // In Hinduism In Hindu mythology, the Asura (Sanskrit: असुर) are a group of power-seeking deities, sometimes misleadingly referred to as demons. ...


Mahishasur's father Rambha, was king of the asura, and he once fell in love with a water buffalo, and mahishasur was born out of this union. He is therefore able to change between human and buffalo form at will ("mahisha" means buffalo). Rambha in Hindu mythology is the Queen of the Apsaras, the magical and beautiful female beings in Devaloka. ... // In Hinduism In Hindu mythology, the Asura (Sanskrit: असुर) are a group of power-seeking deities, sometimes misleadingly referred to as demons. ...


Despite being a demon (the word asura used to mean "not-god" and does not have as strong a negative connotation as "demon"), Mahishasura was also pious in his meditation to Brahma, who granted him a boon that no man or god would be able to conquer him. Brahma (written Brahmā in IAST) (Devanagari ब्रह्मा, pronounced as ) is the Hindu God (deva) of creation, and one of the Hindu Trinity - Trimurti, the others being Vishnu and Shiva. ...


After this he started terrorising Swarga Loka (Heaven) and Prithvi Loka (Earth). He invaded Swarga Loka and defeated the king of gods Indra and took control of Swarga Loka. He drove all the devas (gods) out of heaven. The gods went to the trimurti of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh to seek their help. They were enraged on hearing about the invasion of heaven. In the ensuing battle, they themselves interceded on the side of the gods, but were vanquished. Indra is also the name of a song by the Thievery Corporation. ... From left, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva In Hinduism, the Trimurti (also called the Hindu trinity) is a concept that holds that God has three aspects, which are only different forms of the same one God. ... Brahma (written Brahmā in IAST) (Devanagari ब्रह्मा, pronounced as ) is the Hindu God (deva) of creation, and one of the Hindu Trinity - Trimurti, the others being Vishnu and Shiva. ... Vishnu (IAST , Devanagari , with honorific Shri Vishnu; , ), (also frequently referred to as Narayana) is the most popularly worshipped form of God in Hinduism [1]. Within the Vaishnava tradition he is viewed as the Ultimate Reality or Supreme God (similarly to Shiva within Shaivism). ... This article is about the Hindu God. ...


Eventually, they created his nemesis in the form of a young woman, Durga, also known as Shakti or Parvati. She combined the powers of all the devas to fight Mahishasura. The goddess then attacked Mahishasura's empire and after nine days of fighting, during which much of Mahishasura's army was decimated, he was finally killed on the tenth day of the waxing moon, by her incarnation, Kali (which appeared from her forehead). In Hinduism, Durga (Sanskrit: , Bengali: ) is a form of Devi, the supreme goddess, also identified with Parvati. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Pārvatī (Sanskrit: पार्वती), sometimes spelled Parvathi or Parvathy, is a Hindu goddess. ... Deva (देव in Devanagari script, pronounced as dévə) is the Sanskrit word for god, deity. It can be variously interpreted as a spirit, demi-god, celestial being, angel, deity or any supernatural being of high excellence. ... Kali (Sanskrit: काली) is a goddess with a long and complex history in Hinduism (although sometimes presented in the West as dark and violent). ...


The festival of Durga Puja is celebrated on this tenth day, especially in Bengal, to celebrate this victory of good over evil. In Hinduism, Durga (Sanskrit: , Bengali: ) is a form of Devi, the supreme goddess, also identified with Parvati. ...



Hinduism | Hindu mythology | Itihasa
Female Deities: Gayatri | Saraswati | Lakshmi | Dakshayani | Parvati | Durga | Shakti | Kali | Sita | Devi | Radha | Mahavidya | more...
Male Deities: Vishnu | Shiva | Rama | Krishna | Ganesha | Kartikeya | Hanuman | Lakshmana | Indra | Surya | more...
Texts: Vedas | Upanishads | Puranas | Ramayana | Mahabharata
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