Previously I had posted this in the Hidden Meanings Thread, but no one saw it. So here it is:
So after the Samudra Manthan, there was a great war between Devas and asuras, right?
SO I was going thru the list of the demons and gods...
Demons include: Namuci
, Vipracitti, Ayomukha, Dvimurdha
, Kalanabha, Praheti, Heti, Ilvala
, Sakuni, Bhutasantapa, Vajradamshtra, Virocana
, Sankusira, Kapila
, Meghadundubhi, Taraka
, Sumbha, Nisumbha
, Jambha, Utkala
, Arishtanemi, Tripuradhipa, Maya
, the sons of Puloma
, the Kaleyas and Nivatakavaca
This list includes Namuchi, Shambara, Hayagriva, Tarakasura (yes, our Takki), Shumbha, Nishumbha, Tripurasuras (the three sons of Takki), and others, and later on, Mahishasura.
The above asuras each have their own story right? Like, we always have heard like, one by one each asura does tapasya, conquers heaven, then gets defeated?
Well, this list includes all those individual asuras. And then the next list of devas fighting these asuras:
fought with Indra
, Karttikeya with Taraka
with Heti, and Mitra
with Praheti. Yamaraja fought with Kalanabha, Visvakarma
with Maya Danava
, and the sun-god with Virocana
. The demigod Aparajita
fought with Namuci
, and the two Asvini-kumara
brothers fought with Vrishaparva
. The sun-god fought with the one hundred sons of Maharaja Bali
, headed by Bana
, and the moon-god fought with Rahu
. The demigod controlling air fought with Puloma
, and Sumbha and Nisumbha
fought the supremely powerful material energy, Durgadevi, who is called Bhadra Kali
. Lord Siva
fought with Jambha, and Vibhavasu
fought with Mahishasura. Ilvala
, along with his brother Vatapi, fought the sons of Lord Brahma
fought with Cupid, the demon Utkala
with the Matrika
with Sukracarya, and Sanaiscara with Narakasura. The Maruts fought Nivatakavaca
, the Vasus fought the Kalakeya demons, the Visvedeva demigods fought the Pauloma
demons, and the Rudras fought the Krodhavasa
demons, who were victims of anger.
So, I thought, there can be two possibilities:
1. The war after Samudra Mathana was a very long one and each asura fought one after the other.
2. Though the story of each asura is dealt with separately, all of tem fought in the same war.
So, what do you all think? Which can be the most possible?
Edited by Surya_krsnbhakt - 17 September 2014 at 10:31am