Dictionary entry: Narakasura(Language: English; IPA: narakasura; Assamese: নৰকাসুৰ)

Meaning 1:(Proper Noun) In Hindu mythology, Narakasura or Naraka is the asura son of the earth goddess Bhudevi (Bhumi) and Lord Vishnu in his Varaha (boar) avatar (incarnation). In other sources, he is the son of the asura Hiranyaksha. He is said to have established the kingdom of Pragjyotisha in Assam after overthrowing the last of the Danava king Ghatakasura.The legend of Narakasura is important in the history of Assam since Narakasura is cited as the progenitor of many dynasties that ruled Kamarupa in historical times. A hill, to the south of Guwahati is named after him. He is also associated with the myth of the shakta goddess and place of worship Kamakhya.
পুৰণি ভাৰতীয় আখ্যানত উল্লেখিত প্ৰাগজ্যোতিষপুৰৰ এজন ৰজা।
Synonym:
English: Narakasura
Assamese: নৰকনৰকাসুৰ
Dimasa: Norok



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