Apasmára-Purusha (Biographical details)

Apasmára-Purusha (mythological figure/creature; Hindu; Male)

Also known as

Apasmára; Apasmára-Purusha; Muyalaka

Biography

The personification of laziness this demon is frequently depicted as a dwarf being crushed by under foot by the god Siva.

Bibliography

Dallapiccola, A L Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend, Thames & Hudson, 2002