Hindu Mythology

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KAMSA

Hindu Demon

Also known as KANSA

Nasty tyrannical Demon King and Krishna's uncle

He was quite happy ruling ruthlessly, until one day he received some bad news from Heaven. A mysterious voice informed him that his half-sister Devaki would shortly give birth to a demon-destroying hero and now might be a good time to reconsider his life insurance policy.

Kamsa was furious and hit on the amazingly original plan of killing all his nephews. But baby Krishna escaped and you can guess the rest.

Kamsa Facts and Figures

Name: Kamsa
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: KANSA

Gender: Male
Type: Demon
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 505

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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