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1 The name of an asura, the son of Kāśyapa and Diti. He symbolizes spiritual blindness, a condition conveyed by his gait, which is that of a blind man, although he is many-eyed and many-limbed.

2 A blind demon son of Śiva and Pārvatī, born from Śiva's sweat. According to some myths, after attempting to abduct Pārvatī, he was killed, and so liberated, by Śiva.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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