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Difference Between Danavas And Daityas In Hinduism

Danavas and Daityas are widely mentioned in Hindu scriptures like the Mahabharata, Ramayana and the Puranas. Here is a look at the difference between Danavas and Daityas. Most English translation for Danavas And Daityas is demons.

The main difference is that Danavas and Daityas have the same father but a different mother.

Danavas are the children of Sage Kashyapa and Danu. The most famous Danava was Vritra who was killed by Indra. Story of Danavas found mainly in the Vedas. They mostly fought against Indra.

Daityas are the children of Sage Kashyapa and Diti. The most famous Daityas were Hiranyaksha – Hiranyakashipu and King Mahabali. Daityas are found in Puranas they mostly fought against the various avatars of Bhagwan Vishnu.