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RAKSHASAS

The original but not necessarily best Hindu demons

They were spawned from Night and Ignorance when BRAHMA was floundering with his first Do-it-Yourself project.

The RAKSHASAS (female: YASHAS) are rapacious, revolting, rambunctious, rampant evil. Not a glimmer of good. The only glimmering is in their rage-red glowing eyes. They embody every nasty nauseous horror known to man — with great reserves of the unknown that you really don't want to know about.

They can take any form and creep into any crevice — especially one of yours. Look for glowing red eyes and lolling tongues — possibly claws. That's all you have to go on.

Apart from alerting SHIVA or VISHNU, your only protection is turmeric, fire, or mustard. Why not combine all three defenses with a really fantastic curry meal?

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Article last updated on 04 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT RAKSHASAS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : RAKSHASAS
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : Demon
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : BAD, best avoided
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 246

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