Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Vishwarupa - Son of Tvashta


Vishwarupa was the son of Tvashta and an Asura woman. When Brihaspati foresook the Devas, angered by Indra's lack of respect for him, the Gods installed Vishwarupa as their perceptor. However, his loyalty was split between the Devas and Asuras, and he secretly gave a share of the sacrificial oblations (Havis) to the Asuras.

When Indra came to know of this treachery, he slew Vishwarupa with his sword. Seeking revenge, Tvashta performed a sacrifice and created a powerful demon named Vritra. After a great battle, Indra killed this demon with his weapon, the Vajra. This story can be found here.

Last Modified At: Thu Nov 4 00:09:06 2004