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Saṇḍa and Amarka were the sons of Śukrācārya, the guru of the rākṣasas.<ref>Rākṣasas are the demons.</ref> When he went away for tapas, Saṇḍa and Amarka acted as the priests of the demon-king Hiraṇyakaśipu. They were also the teachers of Prahlāda, Hiraṇyakaśipu’s son and a great devotee of Viṣṇu.<ref>Bhāgavata 7.5</ref><ref>Visnupuraṇa 1.17</ref>
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Saṇḍa and Amarka were the sons of Śukrācārya, the guru of the [[rākṣasas]].<ref>[[Rākṣasas]] are the demons.</ref> When he went away for [[tapas]], Saṇḍa and Amarka acted as the priests of the demon-king [[Hiraṇyakaśipu]]. They were also the teachers of [[Prahlāda]], [[Hiraṇyakaśipu]]’s son and a great devotee of [[Viṣṇu]].<ref>[[Bhāgavata]] 7.5</ref><ref>Visnupuraṇa 1.17</ref>
  
  
 
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==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:51, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sanda, ZaNDa, shanda


Saṇḍa and Amarka were the sons of Śukrācārya, the guru of the rākṣasas.[1] When he went away for tapas, Saṇḍa and Amarka acted as the priests of the demon-king Hiraṇyakaśipu. They were also the teachers of Prahlāda, Hiraṇyakaśipu’s son and a great devotee of Viṣṇu.[2][3]


References

  1. Rākṣasas are the demons.
  2. Bhāgavata 7.5
  3. Visnupuraṇa 1.17
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore