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MURA, MURU. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] A great demon who had seven thousand sons. He was an ally of the demon Naraka, who ruled over Pragjyotisha, and assisted him in the defence of that city against Krishna. He placed in the environs of that city "nooses the edges of which were sharp as razors," but Krishna cut them to pieces with is discus, slew Muru, "and burnt his seven thousand sons like moths with the flame of the edge of his discus."

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