Hindu - One of the rakshasas. Son of Virochana. Uncle of Ravana. He was persuaded, by his nephew Ravana, to kill Hanuman but the monkey-god, warned by the nymph who emerged from the body of a crocodile that Hanuman had killed, picked up Kalanemi and hurled him back to his nephew's court in Ceylon. He was killed by Vishnu. In another version he dressed himself as a hermit but Hanuman was warned of his intentions by a forest-nymph and the monkey-god killed the demon by throwing him so high that he hit the sky and fell back to earth dead. Some say that he later appeared as Kansa and Kaliya. On occassion, known as Kalanemi.

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