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SINHIKA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology]

1. A daughter of Daksha and wife of Kasyapa; also a daughter of Kasyapa and wife of Viprachitti.

2. A Rakshasi who tried to swallow Hanuman and make a meal of him. He allowed her to do so and then rent her body to pieces and departed. Her habit was to seize the shadow of the object she wished to devour and so drag the prey into her jaws.

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