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Caṇḍīśatakam


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A Sanskrit poem by Bāṇa, applying kāvya techniques to the story of how the Goddess (Caṇḍī) defeats the buffalo demon, Mahiṣāsura. It focuses on the moment she kills him by stepping on his head, an action which, paradoxically, is also the cause of his salvation.

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