Hayasura, Hayāsura, Haya-asura: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Hayāsura (हयासुर).—An Assamese work Maṇikūṭa informs that Viṣṇu, at the request of a sage Urva, killed a demon Hayāsura living on Maṇikūṭa hill. At the last moment of his life, the demon took refuge in Mādhava and prayed that the god might take up his (Hayāsura’s) form and live on Maṇikūṭa.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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