|Title(s)||Mother of demons|
|Sibling(s)||Aditi, Sati, Rohini, Nakshatras, Rati|
She was jealous of her sister for having children whilst she was childless. She then gave birth to Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu. After they were killed by Vishnu in his forms of Varaha and Narasimha respectively, she prayed for a child more powerful than Indra, king of the gods and her nephew. She remained pregnant for a year and the fetus was shattered by Indra's lightning bolt, creating the 100 Maruts, or storm spirits.