Sambara

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Sambara
Sambara
The demon Shambara (Sambara) sits on a dark blue throne attended by two demon courtiers. Two fishermen, one holding up the fish that had swallowed Krishna's son, Pradyumna, stand on the right of the pavilion
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Spouse(s) Rati

Sambara is a character in Hindu mythology, married to Māyāvati. He abducted the infant Pradyumna, son of Krishna and Rukmini, but Pradyumna escaped, and after eventually growing up, killed Sambara and married his wife. He was also a demon in the Vedas whose 99 fortresses were destroyed by Indra in the ecstasy of Soma while giving aid to Divodasa Atithigva. Indra finished off the demon in the hundredth.

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