The Rakshasa is a terrifying, blood lusting demon from Indian mythology and legend. it is a species of asuras (demon) from Hindu and Buddhist mythology. This vampiric demon comes out to hunt for human prey at night, especially during the new moon and the dark of the moon.They are more powerful at night. There are rituals to kill or repulse them and also fire works as well.
Shiva and Parvati in a Mountain Grotto Date: ca. 1800 Culture: India (Pahari Hills, Guler) Medium: Ink on paper Dimensions: Image (sight): 8 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (22.2 x 19.1 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Gift of Subhash Kapoor, in memory of his parents, Smt Shashi Kanta and Shree Parshotam Ram Kapoor, 2008 Accession Number: 2008.359.28