This article does not cite any sources. (November 2006) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Angada smites the demon Narantaka
|Relatives||father: Ravana, mother: Dhanyamalini, sister: Sita, brothers:|
In the Ganesha Purana, they were a son of the rishi Rudraketu. (In Satya Yuga) After praying to the god Shiva, they were granted boons and become powerful and cruel rulers. They assume sovereignty over svarga. In response Ganesha, a popular elephant-headed god in Hinduism, turns into an Avatar named Mahotkata. He battles the Demon army with help of the Ashta Siddhi. Eventually Mahotkata manages to kill Devantaka with one of his tusks.
In the epic Ramayan (which happened in Treta Yuga), they are the rakshasa (demon) sons of the evil demon king Ravana and queen Dhanyamalini. Narantaka was in charge of an army consisting of seventy-two crore (720 million which is approximately 1440 Akshauhini sena) rakshas. He with his army were eventually killed by the vanara Angada.Devantaka is killed by Hanuman during a war.
|This Hindu mythology-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|