Diarsa

Pacific Islands - A Balinese farmer. Father of Wirachita. Diarsa gambled away all his possessions but devotedly made offerings to Siwa who then appeared in the form of a beggar and was given hospitality by Diarsa and his wife. Next day, the beggar took their son Wirachita as a disciple and, appearing in his full glory, took the youth to heaven where he was made stronger than any mortal and returned to earth as a king. Siwa gave Diarsa a fightingcock that defeated all comers and restored the fortunes of his owner, who also became a king. Sometimes referred to as Diarsa.

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