May 15

Untold things about Atula, the illustrious god of war in Indian mythology


Despite possessing strength far beyond that of a human, Atula was still ranked as the least noble of the divine ranks.

Atula are spirits that appear in Buddhism and Hinduism. They are often portrayed as power-hungry and extremely powerful. Even the top Atulas are unpredictable and moody, which makes Atulas, whether allies or enemies, associated with many dangers.

Since Atula is also sometimes seen as a demon, they have a rather ferocious appearance. Dark red or blue skin, black hair. Usually, the Atula has four to six arms growing out of its body, along with three heads with its face facing the front and two different directions. The Atulas liked beautiful clothes: silk dresses with gold trim, gold bracelets around their arms, jeweled necklaces, and elaborate crowns on their heads.

Violent personality

Despite possessing strength far beyond that of a human, Atula was still ranked as the least noble of the divine ranks. This is why jealous Atulas are also easily angered if they are not praised.

Atula’s characteristic personality is erratic and unpredictable. For example, the Atulas may celebrate when Sakra rules the earth, but when they learn that Sakra doesn’t want to be close to them, the Atulas are so angry that they declare war on him.

However, despite being mentioned with many bad points, the Atula is not exactly an evil species. Atula still has fun times, when they become more friendly, romantic. Many Atulas even have a passion for religion, following the path of practice to become devout followers or monks. And when there was such godliness, Atula was ready to make sacrifices, perform purification rites, build temples and fervent pilgrimages.

Hinduism divides the Atula into two categories: the aditya (good atula) and danavas (bad atula). The Hindu scriptures also make it clear that an Atula who practices and does good deeds can reach the next rank right after the gods, becoming Atula-deva.

Champion power

Just like the inherent erratic personality, the strength of the Atulas is also unpredictable. Chong is known for being able to perform miraculous miracles, causing fierce battles. The Atulas can also fly, transform, cast spells and spells, manipulate beasts, and more.

The female Atulas, also known as Asuri, are particularly famous for their charm and ability to create plants. One legend has it that the Asuri created a plant to cure leprosy, while another mentions that they made powerful love potions from herbs.


In its most primitive form, the word “Atula” is a title, like the word “lord”, used to describe any person of high status, from kings to priests or gods. Later, “Atula” developed to mean the word for the gods, both good and bad, orderly or chaotic. In the Vedic-Samhita, the oldest Hindu text dating from 1500 BC, the word “Atula” has two such meanings.

Many theories suggest that “Atula” has an evil connotation because later on, “Atula” is associated with newer religions while Devas is still associated with the Hindu tradition. The Puranas and Shiva Sutras, dating from 3 and 8 AD, consider Atula to be a separate entity of the gods, often destructive and quite chaotic.

Because of her strength and aggression, Atula today also becomes the inspiration for many games, comics, novels and movies.



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