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Nikumbha (निकुम्‍भ) is a demon in Hindu mythology and is the son of Kumbhakarna.[1] He was instructed by Kubera to watch over the Pisacas,[2] (a type of evil spirit),[3] and the Nilamata Purana refers to him as "the noble and strong lord of the Pisacas."[2]


  1. ^ C. Dutt, Romesh (1899). "Ramayana Book IX". The Ramayana and Mahabharata. Internet Sacred Text Archive. Retrieved 2007-01-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Verses 201-300". Nilamata Purana. Retrieved 2007-01-22. 
  3. ^ "Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.43-45". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase. Retrieved 2007-01-22.