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In the Ṛg Veda, a drought- and chaos-causing demon (sometimes said to be a serpent), connected with the darkness of unyielding rain clouds, and, according to some, with the pent up disorder that precedes creation. Indra, his great adversary, kills him and frees the waters, in the process differentiating and ordering the world.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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