The Devas and the Asuras or Daityas are step-brothers. They are the progeny of Aditi and Diti, the wives of sage Kashyapa. But the Devas and Asuras are always at was. The Puranas contain innumerable accounts of the battles between them. The Asuras propitiate the Gods to gain boons and become powerful. But they misuse the power they so gain and meet with their end sometimes at the hands of the very same gods they have propitiated. And the Devas emerge victorious. Our Chitra Katha on the Tripura episode is based on material drawn from the Shiva and Matsya Puranas.
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Tripurantaka Shiva (Brass Statue)
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