Śaṇḍa

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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