Hindu Mythology

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KUMBHAKARNA

Hindu Demon

Known as 'Pot Ears' or should it be Pot Belly as he was one greedy guzzling demon

He was also very dozy. Given a chance of eternal life he became tongue tied (with a little help from Brahma) and asked for eternal sleep. Only hunger woke him up. 5,000 women, 6,000 cows and 2,000 jars of wine was just brunch to him.

Unfortunately he was one of Ravana’s brothers, and became involved in the conflict with Rama where he got the chop at the hands of Sugrîva. Rest in pieces.

Kumbhakarna Facts and Figures

Name: Kumbhakarna
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 528

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

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