INDIAN MYTHOLOGY

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RAKSHASAS

Indian Demon

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?

RAKSHASAS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : RAKSHASAS
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : demon
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : BAD, best avoided
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 118
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Article last updated on 04 January 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "RAKSHASAS: Demon from Indian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 04 Jan. 2013. Web. 21 August 2014.

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