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HAYAGRIVA

A horse-headed giant who stole the sacred writing of [BUDDHA].

He is rumored to have been killed by VISHNU when he was a fish. Not a very convincing story. Or, from another unknown source, the tale goes that VISHNU was trying out his horse outfit for his KALKI role in the world's final pantomime.

In Tibet HAYAGRIVA is a god of Wrath, and also a Protector of Horses. He may even stamp on fish.

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Article last updated on 16 January 2010
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT HAYAGRIVA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : HAYAGRIVA
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : Demon
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 159

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