Hindu - A king, a man-eater. Husband of Adrisyanti. Father of Parashara. A tiger killed by the king became a demon and swore to be revenged. He achieved his end when he posed as a cook and produced cooked human flesh at a banquet. As a result, the king became a man-eater, probably a leopard, for twelve years. In another version, he was turned into a demon by a Brahmin he had punished. This demon, Shaktar, immediately ate the Brahmin. Occasionally known as Kalmasha-pada, Shaktar, Shaktar or Kalmashapada.

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