Hindu Mythology

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SAKATA

Hindu Demon

Also known as Sakatasura, Saktasura

Baby-killing cart demon

He was another of the ill-fated demons who tried to kill the baby Krishna. This was a futile thing to attempt — from earliest infancy Krishna was more than capable of knocking hell out of any demon.

Well, one day Krishna was sleeping in the shade under a fully-laden wagon. Sakata added his magically enhanced weight so the wagon would collapse and crush the child. Krishna opened one sleepy eye gave a swift godly kick with one of his tiny toes.

The whole wagon flipped over and you know who was now underneath. The silly demon was crushed to death.

Sakata Facts and Figures

Name: Sakata
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Sakatasura, Saktasura

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

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 572

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Article last revised on November 04, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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