Kalakamukha, Kālakāmukha: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kālakāmukha (कालकामुख).—(KĀLAKĀMMUKA). A Rākṣasa. He was the brother of Prahasta, Rāvaṇa’s Minister. (For Genealogy, see under Prahasta). During Śrī Rāma’s life in the forest Kālakāmukha was also among Khara, Dūṣaṇa and others. The other eleven members of that group were—Śyenagāmī, Pṛthugrīva, Yajñaśatru, Vihaṅgama, Durjaya, Karavīrākṣa, Paruṣa, Meghamālī, Mahāmālī, Sarpāsya and Rudhirāśana. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Araṇya Kāṇḍa, 26th Sarga).

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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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