Subahu

Subahu

Subahu (Sanskrit: सुबाहु), is a character in the epic Ramayana. A demon, he and his mother, the demoness Thataka, took immense pleasure in harassing the munis of the jungle, especially Viswamitra, by disrupting their yagnas with rains of flesh and blood.

Muni Vishwamitra approached Dasaratha for help in getting rid of these pestilences. Dasaratha obliged by sending two of his sons, Rama and Lakshmana to the forest with Vishwamitra, charging them to protect both the sage and his sacrificial fires. When Subahu and Thataka again attempted to rain flesh and blood on the sage's yagna, they were both killed by Lord Rama.


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