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are flesh eating demon
call - 1347 531 7769 for more infoIn Ancient Near Eastern religions as well as in the Abrahamic traditions, including ancient and medieval Christian demonology, a demon is considered an "unclean spirit" which may cause demonic possession, to be addressed with an act of exorcism...
s, according to Hindu mythology
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. Their origin is obscure, although some believe that they were created by Brahma
Brahma is the Hindu god of creation and one of the Trimurti, the others being Vishnu and Shiva. According to the Brahma Purana, he is the father of Mānu, and from Mānu all human beings are descended. In the Ramayana and the...
. Another legend describes them as the sons of either Krodh (a Sanskrit
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word meaning anger) or of Daksha
In Hinduism, Daksha, "the skilled one", is an ancient creator god, one of the Prajapatis, the Rishis and the Adityas. Daksha is said to be the son of Aditi and Brahma...
’s daughter Pishach
. They have been described to have a dark complexion with bulging veins and protruding, red eyes. They are believed to have their own language, which is called Paishachi.
They like darkness and haunt cremation grounds along with other demons like Bhut (meaning ghost
In traditional belief and fiction, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a deceased person or animal that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the living. Descriptions of the apparition of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to...
s) and Vetals. Pishachas have the power to assume different forms at will, and may also become invisible. Sometimes, they possess human beings, and the victims are afflicted with a variety of maladies and abnormalities like insanity. Certain mantra
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s are supposed to cure such afflicted persons, and drive away the Pishacha which may be possessing that particular human being. In order to keep the Pishachas away, they are given their share of offerings during certain religious functions and festivals.