Asuras were left in the same number but they started to live as the tribes of this nation. Pg.147, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Asura&oldid=992303843, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Sanskrit-language text, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2015, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 December 2020, at 16:08. Unknown of their surrounding, where they were, who the giant being asleep in the sea was and how they came to be there, they meditated for many long days and months having in them a burning desire to discover those answers. [46] Similar dichotomies are present in the Puranas literature of Hinduism, where god Indra (a Deva) and the antigod Virocana (an Asura) question a sage for insights into the knowledge of the self. [18][19] Hale, in his review, states that Kuiper theory on Asura is plausible but weak because the Vedas never call Vrtra (the central character) an Asura as the texts describe many other powerful beings. [18] During this battle between good and evil, creation and destruction, some powerful Asuras side with the good and are called Devas, other powerful Asuras side with the evil and thereafter called Asuras. A powerful Asura as mentioned in the scriptures of the Hindu dharma, he fought alongside Shumbha and Nishumbha, the two Ausra brothers who sought to conquers the all three worlds, against Goddess Durga and Goddess Kali. Masculine names often end in a consonant sound. However, by the time that the Brahmana texts were written, the character of the Asuras had become negative. Ásura: In Early Vedic Religion, p.120-133. annotated version in the Wikimedia Commons, "Sanskrit Dictionary for Spoken Sanskrit: 'Sura, Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities by Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner. Rama treated Indrajit’s dead body with honor and returned the body to Lanka for a respectful funeral. This led to a fight between Lord Krishna and Banasura. In Hinduism, they are fanatical, demon-like entities associated with carnal and materialistic pleasures, and often thirsted for violence, opposed to the more peace-inclined Devas. Proceedings (American Oriental Society) 1874-1893, p.xv. However, their nature gradually changed and they came to represent evil, vice and abuse of power. Asura (असुर, “demons”) refers to one of the three gaṇa (clusters), according to the Mānasāra. The Asuri made, first of all, this medicine for leprosy, this banisher of leprosy. Asuras, designated M7R-227 by the Tau'ri, was the homeworld of the Asurans. [23][24] According to Coomaraswamy, "the Titan [Asura] is potentially an Angel [Deva], the Angel still by nature a Titan" in Hinduism. In this, the feminine form, asuryaa, is included twice. Hale, Wash Edward (1986). In Buddhaghosa's time, the bygone lustre of the word Asura (as equivalent to Ahura) seems to have faded. List of Asuras, a group of power-seeking deities in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, sometimes considered sinful and materialistic. During character creation, a player can customize an asura's physical appearance and answer three race specific biography questions which affect their personal story: 1. at which asuran collegethey studied. [12], According to the Bhagavad Gita (16.6-16.7), all beings in the universe have both the divine qualities (daivi sampad) and the demonic qualities (asuri sampad) within each. Scholars have disagreed on the nature and evolution of the Asura concept in ancient Indian literature. Alain Daniélou states that Asuras were initially good, virtuous and powerful in Indian mythology. So, basically I am an Asura. She banished leprosy, and gave one general colour to the skin. Kuiper, Brown, Otto and others are in this school; however, none of them provide an explanation and how, when and why Asura came ultimately to mean demon. Kavi and kāvya in the Atharvaveda, p. 22. [9], हिरण्यहस्तो असुरः सुनीथः सुमृळीकः स्ववाँ यात्वर्वाङ् । [43], Edelmann and other scholars state that the dualistic concept of Asura and Deva in Hinduism is a form of symbolism found throughout its ancient and medieval literature. This Herb shall seem to bind thee fast and bring thee back my prisoner. Devī-Māhātmya, p.200. Like the tribes of Central India, North Eastern India and South India. The Asuras are not demons as they are too often called in my opinion, or most of them aren’t. The below is a list of Asuras, a group of power-seeking deities in Hinduism, sometimes considered sinful and materialistic. In the Brahmanda Purana, it is stated the term 'Asura' was used for the Daityas due to their rejection of Varuni (Goddess of Wine) after she emerged from the Ocean of Milk (i.e. Conquered in fight, the Asuri took then the shape and form of plants. Female Asura, known as Asuri, are especially famous for the charms they can work with plants. I dig this Healing Herb that makes my lover look on me and weep, The bodies of Madhu and Kaitabha disintegrated into 2 times 6 — which is twelve pieces (two heads, two torsos, four arms, and four legs). In Śiva Purāṇa, they evolved into anti-gods and had to be destroyed because they threatened the gods. [13][14] The sixteenth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita states that pure god-like saints are rare and pure demon-like evil are rare among human beings, and the bulk of humanity is multi-charactered with a few or many faults. According to their interpretations, the many arms of Asuras signify that they may learn and master many different skills. They can fly, shapeshift, cast spells and charms, turn wild animals into slaves, and much more. With a will of iron and a fiery ambition to succeed, Ravana leads his people from victory to victory and carves out a vast empire from the Devas. [22], Ananda Coomaraswamy suggested that Devas and Asuras can be best understood as being similar in concept to the Twelve Olympians and the Titans of Greek mythology; both are powerful but have different orientations and inclinations, the Devas representing the powers of Light and the Asuras representing the powers of Darkness in Hindu mythology. An asura resembled a human with marble-pale skin and huge red wings, which were made of flame. Madhu and Kaithba. Asuras are entities that take on varying roles in the Asian religions. [20] Secondly, Rigveda never classifies Asura as "group of gods" states Hale, and this is a presumption of Kuiper. The sky world becomes that of Devas, the underworld becomes that of Asuras. Kuiper. In fact the name Asuras was in fact coined during this epic battle popularly referred to as churning of the sea, Samudra manthan, when they were rejected the Sura or wine of immortality, came to be known as the Asuras and for the same reason are in constant battle against the Suras or the Devas. Powerful Asuras. The word, asurya, has been used 19 times as an abstract noun, while the abstract form asuratva occurs 24 times, 22 times in each of the 22 times of one hymn and twice in the other two hymns". [61], This article is about Asura in Hindu mythology. The asuras battle constantly with the devas. One hymn requests a son who is an asura. Thou shalt be mine and only mine, and never mention other dames. Aniruddha was then married to Usha. The epic is a narrative of the Kurukshetra war but also contains much philosophical and devotional material. The Sankrit word ‘Gana’ means a group and ‘isha’ and ‘pati’ means the master. [2] List of Asuras is similar to these topics: List of Nāgas, List of Gandharvas, Kshetrapala and more. [38][6] A much-studied hymn of the Rigveda states Devav asura (Asuras who have become Devas), and contrasts it with Asura adevah (Asuras who are not Devas). This Herb wherewith the Asuri drew Indra downward from the Gods, Asura do not have a last name, instead opting to use job titles, a krewe name, or honorifics to differentiate themselves. Five times, he is said to possess asurya, and once he is said to possess asuratva. Hinduism: An Alphabetical Guide, p.46. [1] Asuras are described in Indian texts as powerful superhuman demigods with good or bad qualities. Asuras were left in the same number but they started to live as the tribes of this nation. I am the speaker here, not thou: speak thou where the assembly meets. [56][57], Agni, Vedic god associated with fire, is 12 times glorified as 'asura' in Rigveda (image from around 1830), Varuna, Vedic god associated with water, is 10 times glorified as 'asura' in Rigveda (image from between 1675 and 1700), Rudra, Vedic god (related to Shiva), is 6 times glorified as 'asura' in Rigveda (image from the 19th century), Indra, Vedic god, leader of the Devas on heavenly planets, in nine Vedic hymns is glorified as 'asura' (image from around 1820), According to the Vishnu Purana, during the Samudra manthan or "churning of the ocean", the daityas came to be known as asuras because they rejected Varuni, the goddess of sura "wine", while the devas accepted her and came to be known as suras. Asuras gradually assimilated the demons, spirits, and ghosts worshipped by the enemies of Vedic people, and this created the myths of the malevolent asuras and the rakshasa. [33], In the earliest Vedic literature, all supernatural beings are called Devas[35][36][37] and Asuras. Press Esc to cancel. [46], The god (Deva) and antigod (Asura), states Edelmann, are also symbolically the contradictory forces that motivate each individual and people, and thus Deva-Asura dichotomy is a spiritual concept rather than mere genealogical category or species of being. But as time passed, Banasura became cruel and arrogant. 'a-sura', meaning 'those who do not have Sura', that is, 'wine' or more generally 'liquor'). [41][42] The hostility between the two is the source of extensive legends, tales and literature in Hinduism; however, many texts discuss their hostility in neutral terms and without explicit moral connotations or condemnation. As the Bhagavata Purana has it, the demons Madhu and Kaitabha stole the Vedas from Lord Brahma and deposited them deep inside the waters of the primeval ocean. If thou art far away beyond the rivers, far away from men, Their feet were armed with eagleclaws and they wore loose togas. That bids the parting friend return and kindly greets him as he comes. Aniruddha was abducted from his palace and presented to Usha. As the Rig Veda has it, Vritra kept the waters of the world captive until he was killed by Indra, who in turn destroyed all the 99 fortresses of Vritra before liberating the imprisoned rivers Vritra broke Indra’s two jaws during the battle, but was then thrown down by Indra and, in falling, crushed the fortresses that had already been shattered. – Translated by Stephanie W. Jamison, Joel P. Brereton[11]}}, In the Jaiminya (3.35.3), one of three recensions of the SamaVeda, the term 'Asura' is stated to be derived from 'rests' (√ram) in the vital airs (asu), i.e. The Buddhist asuras are derived from the asuras of Hinduism, but have acquired a few distinctive myths which are only found in Buddhist texts.. Issue 1 of Publications of the Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit, Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit, University of Poona. 1 Bio 2 History 3 Skills 3.1 List Form 4 Builds Asuras are fierce, mythical beings that can have positive as well as negative qualities. Wash Edward Hale (1999), Ásura in Early Vedic Religion, Motilal Barnarsidass, FBJ Kuiper (1975), The Basic Concept of Vedic Religion, History of Religion, volume 15, pages 108-112, Ananda Coomaraswamy (1935), Angel and Titan: An Essay in Vedic Ontology, Journal of the American Oriental Society, volume 55, pages 373-374, Ananda Coomaraswamy (1935), Angel and Titan: An Essay in Vedic Ontology, Journal of the American Oriental Society, volume 55, page 374, P von Bradke (1885), Dyaus Asuras, Ahura Mazda und die Asuras, Max Niemeyer, Reprinted as. Masculine names often end in a consonant sound. Spell Resistance (Ex) Most asuras are resistant to magic and have an SR equal to 11 + their CR. List of Asuras. May he, gold-handed Asura, kind leader, come hither to us with his help and favour. Asuras first appeared in the ancient Indian epic The Rigveda which lead to their incorporation into Hinduism and later Buddhism. [25][26], In the 19th century, Haug pioneered the idea that the term Asura is linguistically related to the Ahuras of Indo-Iranian people and pre-Zoroastrianism era. Agni has total of 12 asura descriptions, Varuna has 10, Mitra has eight, and Rudra has six. Asuras are described in Indian texts as powerful superhuman demigods with good or bad qualities. Jeaneane D Fowler (2012), The Bhagavad Gita, Sussex Academic Press. The allusions to the disastrous wars between the asuras and the suras, found in the Puranas and the epics, may be the conflict faced by people and migrants into ancient India. Repelling demons and sorcerers, the god has taken his place facing evening, while being hymned. Christopher K Chapple (2010), The Bhagavad Gita: Twenty-fifth–Anniversary Edition, State University of New York Press. Some include: 1. A mighty Marathi warrior who possessed the almighty Bhramastra, a weapon created by the Brahman, the supreme of all, he played a prominent role in the great war between Rama and Ravana. Asura is also a term for a low-ranking deity in Buddhism and Hinduism. At the beginning of the universe, when there were not many creations and not much of anything to worry about, Lord Vishnu slept nonchalantly floating on the shoreless ocean. He locked up his daughter, Usha in a fortress called Agnigarh because many young suitors came to him asking for her hand. Somehow, Shiva managed to reach Vishnu to seek a solution to this predicament. Asuras are described in Indian texts as powerful superhuman demigods with good or bad qualities. [31][32] Asko Parpola has re-opened this debate by presenting archaeological and linguistic evidence, but notes that the links may go earlier to Uralic languages roots. A fierce warrior and a great administrator as the King of Lanka, he was an equally great musician. In the oldest verses of the Samhita layer of Vedic texts, the Asuras are any spiritual, divine beings including those with good or bad intentions, and constructive or destructive inclinations or nature. Gaṇa is one of the three alternative principles, besides the six āyādiṣaḍvarga, used to constitute the “horoscope” of an architectural or iconographic object. The asuraswere … Furthermore, there is no direct opposition between the ahuras and the daevas: The fundamental opposition in Zoroastrianism is not between groups of deities but between asha (truth) and druj (falsehood). Similarly, in the Atharva Veda, all sorts of medical remedies and charms are projected as Asuri manifested in plants and animals. The good Asuras are called Adityas and are led by Varuna, while the malevolent ones are called Danavas and are led by Vritra. Believing that a better world awaits them under Ravana, common men like Bhadra decide to follow the young leader. The Asura were opposed to the Devas. Both male and female Asuras often have two of the same letter in a row somewhere in their name, this being a cultural norm, but it is certainly not required. [48] Asuri parallels Asura in being "powerful beings", and in early Vedic texts includes all goddesses. These are considered to represent the twelve seismic plates of the Earth. As tales have it, when he played his Veena, even the Gods would appear to listen to his music. Topic. [47] In the Bhāgavata Purana, saints and gods are born in families of Asuras, such as Mahabali and Prahlada, conveying the symbolism that motivations, beliefs and actions rather than one's birth and family circumstances define whether one is Deva-like or Asura-like. [27] This idea was thoroughly researched and reviewed by Peter von Bradke in 1885. [44][45] In the Upanishads, for example, Devas and Asuras go to Prajāpati to understand what is Self (Atman, soul) and how to realize it. Some of the villains from Hindu Puranas were exceptionally intelligent and some of them were outrageously stupid, nevertheless, these fascinating facts about them are interesting to know. This contrasting roles have led some scholars to deduce that there may have been wars in proto-Indo-European communities, and their gods and demons evolved to reflect their differences. His explanation (SA.i.260) of the name is interesting. Eventually they were forced out and have lived and adapted to life on the surface. In both religions, Ahura of pre-Zoroastrianism (Asura of Hinduism), Vouruna (Varuna) and Daeva (Deva) are found, but their roles are on opposite sides. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. Both male and female Asuras often have two of the same letter in a row somewhere in their name, this being a cultural norm, but it is certainly not required. Some of the Asuras are very important, and have been worshiped for thousands of years. [6] Finnish Indologist, Asko Parpola, traces another possible etymological root of Asura to *asera- of Uralic languages, where it means "lord, prince". With this same Herb I draw thee close that I may be most dear to thee. A powerful Asura in the Hindu dharma, he had a boon by Lord Shiva which gave him the power to turn anyone whose head he touched into ashes (bhasma). SnA.485; elsewhere, in the same page, it is given as 100,000 leagues. Kali devoured his duplicates into her gaping mouth. Garg, Gaṅgā Rām (1992). [61] As Buddhism spread into East Asia, the Asura concept of Indian Buddhism expanded and integrated local pre-existing deities as a part of regional Buddhist pantheon. The "Mahabharata" is the world's longest epic poem and one of Hinduism's most popular and important scriptures, along with the "Ramayan." His explanation (SA.i.260) of the name is interesting. अपसेधन्रक्षसो यातुधानानस्थाद्देवः प्रतिदोषं गृणानः ॥१०॥[10] The Asura are a race of small, rodent-like humanoids who used to live underground for millenia. In the Rigveda, two generous kings, as well as some priests, have been described as asuras. Army Manipulation 1.3. The first answer that Prajāpati gives is simplistic, which the Asuras accept and leave with, but the Devas led by Indra do not accept and question because Indra finds that he hasn't grasped its full significance and the given answer has inconsistencies. [49][50] The term Asuri also means a Rakshasi in Indian texts. Encyclopaedia of the Hindu World: Ar-Az, p.751. [8], Asura is used as an adjective meaning "powerful" or "mighty". This is the first major dualism to emerge in the nature of everything in the Universe. It was then two specks of dust fell from his ear into the sea and a pair of asuras emerged from them and began swimming. Asuras (Sanskrit: असुर) are a class of beings or power-seeking clans related to the more benevolent Devas (also known as Suras) in Hinduism. Doris Srinivasan (1997), Many Heads, Arms and Eyes: Origin, Meaning, and Form of Multiplicity in Indian Art, Brill Academic, Jonathan Edelmann (2013), Hindu Theology as Churning the Latent, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Volume 81, Issue 2, pages 439-441, Jonathan Edelmann (2013), Hindu Theology as Churning the Latent, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Volume 81, Issue 2, pages 440-442, American Oriental Society (1852). [49] Asuri Kalpa is an abhichara (craft) which contains various rites derived from special knowledge and magic of Asuri. First, before all, the strong-winged Bird was born, thou wast the gall thereof. The Asuras are a tribe of gods in the small-g sense, and powerful spirits. Once Hiranyaksha assaulted the defenseless Mother Earth, pulled her deep into the cosmic ocean, Gods appealed to Vishnu to save earth goddess and all life. [33][34] Parpola states that the correspondence extends beyond Asera-Asura, and extends to a host of parallels such as Inmar-Indra, Sampas-Stambha and many other elements of respective mythologies. Stella Kramrisch and Raymond Burnier (1986), The Hindu Temple, Volume 1, Motilal Banarsidass. 3. who their first advisor was. Vritra, a serpent or dragon Asura, and also the drought, a natural calamity personified, is considered the greatest adversary Indra, the King of the highest heaven, had to face. It is where the Asuras derive their name from, the enemy of Gods, or the Demons. Motilal Banarsidass Publications. [30] This theory and other Avesta-related hypotheses developed over the 20th century, are all now questioned particularly for lack of archaeological evidence. Lord Shiva came to the rescue of his devotee but was put to sleep by Lord Krishna. Only the weakest asuras lack this ability. The prime antagonist in the epic Ramayana, the demon King Ravana, though unknown to many, is known for his spiritual conquests and erudite knowledge. The Sankrit word ‘Gana’ means a group and ‘isha’ and ‘pati’ means the master. The asuras battle constantly with the devas. During Navratri, we awaken the energy aspect of Godhead in the personification of the universal mother Goddess Durga, which precisely betokens the remover of grief in life. One day, Usha saw a young man in her dream and fell in love with him, he was Aniruddha, the grandson of Lord Krishna. The most widely studied scholarly views on Asura concept are those of FBJ Kuiper, W Norman Brown, Haug, von Bradke, Otto, Benveniste, Konow, Rajwade, Dandekar, Darmesteter, Bhandarkar and Raja, Banerji-Sastri, Padmanabhayya, Skoeld, SC Roy, kumaraswamy, Shamasastry, Przyluski, Schroeder, Burrows, Hillebrandt, Taraporewala, Lommel, Fausboll, Segerstedt, Thieme, Gerschevitch, Boyce, Macdonnell, Hermann Oldenberg, Geldner, Venkatesvaran, and Jan Gonda. Asuras (असुर) are a class of beings or power-seeking clans related to the more benevolent Devas (also known as Suras) in Hinduism.. As the tales have it, Raktabija had a boon that whenever a drop of his blood fell on the ground, another of him would be born at that spot. Hiranyaksha, or the Golden-eyed when translated, was an oppressive Asura who attacked the heavens and thereafter kidnapped and even attempted to destroy goddess Earth. List of Asuras. Varuna is the god of the ocean, which in olden times was thought to be flowing under the earth. Conversely, the Sura preside over natural phenomena. When treacherous Lord Vishnu devoid the Ashuras of the Amrita, the drink of Immortality, for which the Devas and Asuras had churned the mountain together, the episode is famously known as Samudra Manthan,  RahuKetu, disguised himself as a deva and got to drink some nectar. The term asura is linguistically related to the ahuras of Zoroastrianism, but has, in that religion, a different meaning. Goddess Kali, who joined the battle in the latter half, stretched her tongue over the Earth and licked up each drop of blood pouring from Raktabija’s body while other goddesses wounded him. According to some verses, Lakshmana also severed Indrajit’s arm, which fell in front of his wife Sulochana, who made the arm come to life by the power of her devotion towards her husband and got to know about his heroic death on the battlefield when the arm wrote about the same. These deities are typically portrayed as belligerent, looking for any excuse to get into a fight. Deconstructing, “He for whose each drop of blood is a seed”, is what the word Raktabija translates to. While he was moments away from his inevitable death, Rama had asked Lakshman to pay respect to Ravana and learn the methods of proper governance and administration, and as it happened Ravana eventually obliged Laxman with his knowledge. Asura do not have a last name, instead opting to use job titles, a krewe name… In later verses of the Samhita layer of Vedic texts, Monier Williams states the Asuras are "evil spirits, demons and opponents of the gods". 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