Giants and Demons of India : Tadka, Kumbhakarna, Bhasmalochana, Putna, Ghatotkacha and Mahishasura-Indian Mythology for kids
Tadaka was an evil demoness who, along with her sons, disturbed the sages while they prayed and meditated in the forest. Who arrived to save the sages from Tadaka? Who were her sons? How did she die? Ravana’s brother Kumbhakarna spent a lot of time sleeping, because of a boon gone wrong. Upon waking up, he ate cartloads of food. How did the boon go wrong?How was he woken up from his slumber? At whose hands did he meet his end? Ravana’s ally Bhasmalochana could burn anything that fell in his line of vision. So he kept his eyes covered all the time. Ravana sent him on an important mission. What was that mission? Did he succeed? Who outwitted him? How was he defeated and killed? Kansa summoned Putana and sent her on an evil mission. Putana visited Gokula transformed as a lovely woman. Who was Putana? On what mission did Kansa send her? Did she succeed? Or not? Ghatotkacha was the giant son of Bhima and Hidimbi. He was devoted and dutiful and helped the Pandavas win the Mahabharata war. What does his name mean? What was his role in the war? How did he die? The Buffalo Demon Mahishasura performed hard penance to please Lord Brahma. Brahma granted him the boon that he would not be killed by any man nor god. Who was Mahishasura? Why did he trouble the gods? How did he meet his end?