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Hinduism - Who Is Nishumbha In Hindu Mythology?

 

In Hindu mythology, the name of a demon slain by the goddess Kali in the Devimahatmya, the Goddess's oldest and most significant scripture.

Nishumbha, along with his brother Shumbha, is a commander in the army of a demon called Mahishasura.

Shumbha and Nishumbha are able to defeat the gods and take possession of heaven thanks to a heavenly blessing provided to Mahishasura.

They are consumed, however, by Kali, who appears as a manifestation of the Goddess's wrath.

~Kiran Atma


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