KIRAN ATMA: Andhaka
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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - Who Was Andhaka?



Andhaka is a word that means "blind." 


  • A monster created from the darkness that emerges when the goddess Parvati playsfully covers her husband Shiva's eyes with her hands, according to Hindu legend. 
    • Because he emerges from the abyss, Shiva gives him the name Andhaka. 
    • Despite numerous remonstrances that contacting another man's wife is inappropriate, Andhaka lusts for Parvati and pursues her. 
    • He eventually makes it to Shiva's abode on Mount Kailas, where he is killed by the deity.



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