Mayasura

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Mayasura
Mayasura
Srikrishna offers mayasura to build a palace to Pandavas
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Spouse(s) Apsara, Hema
Children Mandodari

In Hindu mythology, Maya (Sanskrit: मय), or Mayāsura (मयासुर) was a great ancient king of the asura, daitya and rākṣasa races.

In the Ramāyana[edit]

He built his capital and called it Maya Rashtra. MayaAsura is mentioned in Uttar-kãņḍa of Rāmāyaṇa and here he is said to be the son of Diti (wife of Kashyapa, a SaptaRisi),[1] He is the father of Mandodari, the beautiful wife of Ravana, the king of Lanka.[2]

In the Mahābhārata[edit]

Maya Sabha on the inaugural day, with Pandava king Yudhishthira on the throne

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uttara Ramayana https://archive.org/stream/TheRamayanaUttaraKandam/The_Ramayana_djvu.txt
  2. ^ Devahish Dasgupta. Tourism Marketing. Pearson Education India. p. 20. ISBN 978-81-317-3182-6. Retrieved 29 January 2012.