Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Subahu - Asura Slain by Rama


Subahu was an Asura, the kinsman of Ravana, the King of the Asuras. Accompanied by his brother Maricha, he used to disrupt the sacrifice of the sage Vishwamitra by throwing unclean offal and blood into the sacred fire. Vishwamitra sought the help of the Kosala princes Rama and Laxmana to guard against this menace. When the demons tried their usual tricks, Rama slew Subahu with a divine missile, but Maricha escaped by running away to Lanka. Maricha was later slain by Rama when he posed as a golden stag to draw Rama away from his wife Sita.

Last Modified At: Sun Nov 14 12:15:20 2004