Dowson's Classical Dictionary
of Hindu Mythology]
1. A Rakshasa who fought against Rama. He was son of Kumbhakarna.
2. A Asura who, according to the Harivansa, received the boon from Brahman that he should die only by the hands of Vishnu. He was king of Shatpura and had great magical powers, so that he could multiply himself into many forms, though he commonly assumed only three. He carried off the daughters of Brahmadatta, the friend of Krishna, and that here attacked him and killed him under different forms more than once, but he was eventually slain outright by Krishna, and the city of Shatpura was given to Brahmadatta.
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