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Story Of Tvashta In The Vedas

Tvashta was the skilled craftsman of Devas. He was also the guardian of the soma rasa, the celestial elixir. His story is associated the powerful Demon Vritrasura.

Tvashta had made and sharpened the iron axe of Agni, he made thunderbolts for indra and made the goblet from which the Devas drank amrita, the nectar of immortality. He had also crafted the golden chariot of King Prithu.

He married Rachana, an asura woman. The couple had a powerful three-headed son named Vishvarupa, who was well versed in the Vedas.

When Indra and Brihaspati, the Guru of Devas, had a fight, Vishvarupa was appointed as the Guru of Devas.

Vishvarupa was attached more towards Asuras and therefore he covertly worked for the downfall of the Devas.

When Indra found out the treachery, he killed Vishvarupa.

Tvashta was enraged by the death of his son and summoned demon Vritrasura to kill Indra.