Daughter of Kashyapa and Diti, sister of Hiranyakashipu and Hiranyaksha. Aunt of Prahlada.
Mother of Svarbhanu, married with Viprachitti, also married with Holika.
The demoness received a boon from Brahma, to have power over the shadow. If she had grabbed it, she could devour the creature. She tried this when Hanuman jumped to Lanka, but he let her body burst.
To more female characters impeded Hanuman, Surasa and Lankini.