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Asuras are referred as supreme spirits in the oldest part of the Rig Veda. But later it acquired a negative meaning and came to signify as a demon or enemy of Gods. This type of description is given in the later parts of the Rig Veda and in Atharva Veda. According to Taittiriya Brahmana, the breath or Ďasuí of Prajapati gave birth of Asuras.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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