INDIAN MYTHOLOGY

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THATAKA

Indian Demonness

Also known as TATAKA, TARAKA(2)

A Demoness with very unsociable habits

Biting the tops off mountains and spitting them at people was not an endearing practice. RAMA and LAKSHMANA were given the task of persuading her to desist. They lopped off various bits: her ears to stop her listening, her nose to stop her tracing by scent, a few arms to stop her throwing the really heavy mountain bits but still she persisted.

In the end RAMA had to shoot her with an arrow, although it went against the grain of his chivalry.

THATAKA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : THATAKA
Location : India
Gender : Female
Type : demon
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : BAD, best avoided
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : TATAKA, TARAKA(2)
Popularity index : 91
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Article last updated on 10 February 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "THATAKA: Demonness from Indian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 10 Feb. 2013. Web. 2 September 2014.

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