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Story of Demon Mali

Demon Mali is known in Hindu scriptures of his valor. He was the son of Sukesa and his wife Devavati. Story of demon Mali is found in the Uttara Ramayana.

Mali along with his two brothers, Sumali and Malyavan, performed intense austerities and pleased Brahma.

When Brahma appeared before them, they asked the following boons –

They must be invincible,
They must be destroyers of their enemies,
They must have long life
They must become rich and powerful  and
They must ever remain friendly to each other

After becoming powerful, they ordered Vishwakarma to build a magnificent palace in Lanka. The brothers married and lived happily here.

Once the three demons attacked Devaloka. Vishnu came to the aid of the Devas and Demon Mali was killed by Vishnu using his discus – Sudarshana Chakra.