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Gods, Demons, and Others Chapter Summary & Analysis - Two; Devi, Viswamitra, Manmata Summary

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Two; Devi, Viswamitra, Manmata Summary and Analysis

Devi: Every demon, according to the storyteller, seeks immortality after attaining the favor of a god, and will invent impossible and fantastic situations in which to stay alive so that the gods have to invent clever ways to be rid of them. The demon Mahishasura, (Mahisha meaning buffalo and asura meaning demon) asks Brahma, the creator, that he may continue to live unless a woman appears who is capable of killing him in a fight. Mahisha grows up to become the king of the demons, and taunts Indra, ruler of the gods, endlessly. Indra sends spies into Mahisha's camp to discover that his resources are great, and Indra prepares to fight. Indra assembles the three great gods, Brahma the creator, Vishnu the protector and Shiva the destroyer, as well as all the lesser gods. The battle that ensues is...

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