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Hinduism - Who Is Putana In Hindu Mythology?

 

Putana is a demon assassin dispatched by Kamsa, the ruler of Mathura, to assassinate his nephew, the child-god Krishna, according to Hindu mythology.

Putana transforms into a beautiful young lady using her magical abilities, and after fawning over Krishna for a moment, she places him to suckle at her pierced breast.

When Krishna latches on, though, Putana is in serious trouble—Krishna drains the life out of her by sucking at her breast so hard.

As she dies, she reverts to her natural shape, which is enormous and horrible, and the impact of her corpse crashing to the ground shakes the earth and falls trees.


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