Subahu

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Subahu
Rama killed Subhahu, smote Maricha and hurled him afar off into the ocean.jpg
Rama killed Subhahu, smote Maricha and hurled him afar off into the ocean

Subahu (Sanskrit: सुबाहु Supāhu, Tamil: சுபாகு Cupāku, Kannada: ಸುಬಾಹು, Thai: Sawahu) is a rakshasa character in the Ramayana. He and his mother, Tataka, took immense pleasure in harassing the munis of the jungle, especially Vishvamitra, by disrupting their yajnas with rains of flesh and blood.

Vishvamitra approached Dasharatha for help in getting rid of these pestilences. Dasharatha obliged by sending two of his sons, Rama and Lakshmana, to the forest with Vishvamitra, charging them to protect both the sage and his sacrificial fires. When Subahu and maricha again attempted to rain flesh and blood on the sage's yajna, they were both killed by Rama.

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