Kirttimukha

Hindu - A lion-headed monster. This being was created by Shiva to fight the demon Rahu which had been sent by Jalandhara to seize Shiva's wife, Sakti. When Rahu fled, the voracious monster ate its own body leaving only the face. At times, called Kirttimukha, Kala, Kala, Banaspati, Kirt(t)imukha, Kirtimukha, Kirtimukha, Face of Glory, Face of Glory, Kala or Kala.

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