Supernatural Beings

- December 28, 2020


Supernatural beings are celestial souls that may possess magical powers and unique physical forms. Our epics and mythology mention several supernatural beings. Some of the commonly mentioned are described below.

  • Devas
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Devas are gods, each with special powers and qualities. They look regal and handsome.

  • Gandharvas
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Gandharvas and Kinnaras are the musicians of the gods. They may have the head or body of a horse or some other animal or bird. Gandharvas are also good healers.

  • Yakshas
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Yakshas are nature spirits, who can be good or evil. Kubera is the king of the Yakshas.

  • Apsaras
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Apsaras are celestial dancers. They are very beautiful and talented.

  • Nagas
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Nagas are part-human and part-snake. They are strong and handsome, and can be good or evil.

  • Vanaras
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Vanaras are children of the devas. They look like apes and are strong and intelligent, though they have poor memories.

  • Sidhas
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Sidhas and Charanas are enlightened souls and demigods.

  • Rakshasas
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Rakshasas and Asuras are huge, powerful and enemies of the gods, though there are exceptions like Vibhishana and Ghatotkacha.

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