Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Shukra - The Guru of the Asuras


Shukra, also know as Shukra, is the son of the great sage Bhrigu and Ushana, daughter of HiranaKashipu. He went to the hermitage of Angirasa to learn the scriptures. Angirasa's son Brihaspati was a fellow student of his. Appalled by the favoritism shown by Angirasa towards his son, Shukra left his guru and became the disciple of the sage Gautama instead.

He married Urjaswathi, daughter of Priavratha. Through her he had four sons: Chanda, Amarka, Twaashtra and Dharaatra. They also have a daugher named Devayani, who married the king Yayati of the Chandra vamsha.

He is the preceptor of the Asuras. Though he has forsaken them occasionally, when their deeds have angered him, for the most part, he has helped them avoid destruction at the hand of the Devas.

Last Modified At: Tue Oct 19 22:42:07 2004