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Raksha

In Hinduism, the Rakshas are a group of usually, but not always, evil spirits who battled the gods, particularly Vishnu (see Rama). They are led by King Ravana and were believed to live on Lanka (cur: Sri Lanka). They are usually thought as being fat (or skeletal) dogs or birds.

Alternative: Rakshasa, Rakshas



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