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is the three-headed son of Tvashta in Hinduism
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. He was created by Tvashta to dethrone Indra
' or is the King of the demi-gods or Devas and Lord of Heaven or Svargaloka in Hindu mythology. He is also the God of War, Storms, and Rainfall.Indra is one of the chief deities in the Rigveda...
. With one head, he ate; with another head, he observed his surroundings; with his last head, he read the Vedas
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. He grew so powerful that Indra became frightened of him, especially after Trisiras scorned the women Indra sent to seduce him. Indra killed him and Trisiras' father, Tvashta, created Vritra
In the early Vedic religion, Vritra , is an Asura and also a serpent or dragon, the personification of drought and enemy of Indra. Vritra was also known in the Vedas as Ahi...
to gain revenge.
Trisiras was also known as Viśvarūpa
(in the Bhagavata Purana
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