Hindu Mythology

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KASYAPA

Hindu God

Also known as Kaśyapa, Kashyapa

Sage and irritable multiple husband

His domestic arrangements are not the most sensible for a sage. For a start he is married to all thirteen of Daksha’s daughters. One of these is Diti. See what he has to put up with there.

He is also the father of the little devils Hiranyâksha and Hiranyakashipu who grew up to be utter demons. Then there are the giant Daityas, who were too big to get into Heaven.

With all that to contend with, it’s not surprising he has a tendency to be grouchy — for example when he tried to cheat Tripitaka.

Kasyapa Facts and Figures

Name: Kasyapa
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Kaśyapa, Kashyapa

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

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: NOT OKAY, be careful
Popularity index: 522

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Article last revised on September 22, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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