Showing posts with label Dantavaktra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dantavaktra. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Is Jaya?

 


Vaikuntha, one of the gatekeepers of the deity Vishnu's celestial home, is cursed, along with his brother Vijaya, to be born three times as a demon (asura) and destroyed by Vishnu each time.

When they prevent Sanaka from seeing Vishnu, he bestows this curse on them.

The two are born as Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu, who are slaughtered by the Boar avatar and the Man-Lion avatar, respectively, in their first incarnation.

Ravana and Kumbhakarna are their second incarnations, and both are destroyed by Vishnu's Rama avatar.

They reincarnate as Shisupala and Dantavaktra in their last incarnation and are murdered by Vishnu's Krishna avatar.

They return to their responsibilities as Vishnu's guardians after the curse's criteria have been met.

 


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Hinduism - Who Is Dantavaktra?

 

 Dantavaktra is an asura or demon king who is the reincarnation of Vijaya, one of the deity Vishnu's gatekeepers, in the Mahabharata, the later of the two major Hindu epics. 

Vijaya has been cursed to be reincarnated as an asura three times, each time being slain by Vishnu. 

Vijaya had previously taken the forms of Hiranyakashipu, who was slain by the deity Vishnu's Man-Lion avatar, and Kumbhakarna, who was killed by Vishnu's Rama avatar. 

The curse is broken when Krishna kills Dantavaktra, and Vijaya returns to his proper position. 



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