(Last Updated on : 29/09/2009)
In the Hindu mythology it is mentioned that Sinhika is a female Rakshasi. Sinhika's habit of living was to seize the shadow of the object she wished to devour and thus drag the prey into her jaws.
On one occasion in her old age she fastened the shadow of Hanuman
as the illustrious monkey was sailing through the air to Lanka. Hanuman feeling himself shaken from side to side, as one who is dragged by the cloak, looked down to the surface of the water. There he saw Sinhika holding on by his shadow with her large mouth open wide, expecting him to drop into it. Sinhika's eyes were closed because her eyes were not used to look up to the sunlight. So doubling himself together for a spring, Hanuman darted into monster's throat, and with his claws tore his way out through the evil creature's back. This was the end of Sinhika who had destroyed many harmless beings by that way of catching hold of their shadows.
This article is a stub. You can enrich by adding more information to it. Send your Write Up to firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently Updated Articles in Indian Purans
Swarbhanu is a renowned Danava, son of Kasyapa and Danu.
|• ||Worship of Kapila|
Worship of Kapila, a Puranic cow, holds a prominent place in Agni Purana. How the worship of Kapila leads to the worship of Shiva and other deities has also been explained in the adhyayas.
Dhrishtadyumna is son of Raja Drupada. He is brother of Draupada, wife of the Pandavas in the epic Mahabharata. He was also known as commander of the Pandavas during the war of Kurukshetra.
Hiranyaksha, in Hinduism, is said to be a demon destroyed by Lord Vishnu. He was born as an Asura due to a curse of the twin Rishis known as the Sanat-Kumaras.
Kaikasi was the mother of Ravana. She was the daughter of Sumali and Ketumati, the Rakshasas.