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ANDHAKA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology]

1. A demon, son of Kasyapa and Diti, with a thousand arms and heads, two thousand eyes and feet, and called Andhaka because he walked like a blind man, although he saw very well He was slain by Siva when he attempted to carry off the Parijata tree from Swarga. From this feat Siva obtained the appellation Andhakaripu, `foe of Andhaka.'

2. A grand son of Kroshtri and son of Yudhajit, of the Yadava race, who, together with his brother Vrishni, is the ancestor of the celebrated family of Andhaka Vrishnis.

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