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(Hindu Demon)TARAKA (2)

You probably think Taraka was a good boy, he stuck to his austerities like glue! No sex, no booze, little food, just pray pray pray.

His unwavering commitment attracted the attentions of Brahma who begrudgingly granted him a boon of invincibility. However, he sneakily added a little small-print...

"I hereby grant total invincibility to Mr. Taraka. From now on he can't be killed by anything."

signed : BRAHMA

Small print ..
(unless it's a son of Shiva)

The demon was laughing all the way home. Shiva didn't have any sons, he was grieving the loss of his beloved Sati and had taken a vow of chastidy as he lived as a hermit in the forest.

You see, there was an ulterior motive behind Taraka's years of self denial and strict discipline - he wanted to be more powerful than the Gods and he was so close he could almost smell it.

The Gods bums were squeeking.

Taraka had prayed himself into a force to be reckoned with and he was going to use his powers for no-good. So the Gods cooked up a plan to make Shiva bear them a champion and though the circumstances were not quite as they had planned, they were happy non-the less.

See Karttikeya for the full story.
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'TARAKA (2)' - Indian entry : 06 May 2007
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