Dowson's Classical Dictionary
of Hindu Mythology] An Asura who
harassed the sage Uttanka in his devotions. The demon hid himself beneath a sea
of sand, but was dug out and killed by King Kuvalayaswa and his 21,000 sons,
who were undeterred by the flames which checked their progress, and were all
killed but three. This legend probably originated from a volcano or some similar
phenomenon. From this exploit Kuvalayaswa got the name of Dhundhumara, 'slayer
Languages MLLL-4993. Indian Epics. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D.
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