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हौलिकापूजन

See also हौलिका , हौलिकोत्सव
होलिका इ० पहा .

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DURDAMA(दुर्दम)

  • Son of a Gandharva called Viśvāvasu. The following story about him is told in the [Skanda Purāṇa. Chapters 1, 3 and 4]. While maharṣis like Vasiṣṭha and Atri were once engaged in the worship of Lord Śiva at Mount Kailāsa, Durdama, with his thousands of wives came there. In the Hālāsyatīrtha near-by they got engaged in water sports with their bodies stark naked. On seeing their naked sports Vasiṣṭha cursed Durdama to be turned into a Rākṣasa. When his wives begged of Vasiṣṭha for redemption from the curse he told them that seventeen years thence Durdama would regain his old form. Durdama thus turned Rākṣasa tried once to devour sage Gālava when the Sudarśana Cakra of Viṣṇu killed him. He regained his old form and returned to Gandharvaloka. 
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