(Last Updated on : 10/09/2011)
Raktabija was an asura
or demon had received a boon that whenever a drop of his blood fell on the ground, his duplicate would be born at that spot. In the eighth chapter of the Devi Mahatmya the battle of Goddess Durga with Raktabija has been described. Raktabija was wounded, but drops of blood falling on the ground created several duplicates. Goddess Durga
created Goddess Kali
, who made her tongue onto the earth, and sucked off the blood pouring from the body of Raktabija. She also consumed his duplicates with her gaping mouth.
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