Sukesa had three strong and powerful sons called Mali, Sumali and Malyavan. Vidyutkesa himself was half Rakshasa and half Deva. (Remember that Bhaya was Yama Deva’s sister). Sukesa was therefore one fourth rakshasa and 3/4ths Deva. (His mother was Sandhya’s daughter). So Mali, Sumali and Malyavan were 1/8 rakshasa, 3/8 deva and half gandharva. Look at the racket that people today make of jathis – when the sources were so mixed up!

No wonder India is such a fractious society! Blame it on the ancient Indians. 🙂

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