Hey wicked demon


Hey wicked demon, why have you come here?

I will send you to Lord Yama’s abode without any difficulty

Hey warrior, come to the battle field

I, who killed Jambhasura, will destroy your

arrogance and kill you with my Vajrayudha.

Hey warrior, come to the battle field. 


Hey Indra, come


Thus consoling the demoness,

Narakasura, who reached the heaven

ruled by Indra, with his eyes spitting

fire of rage and with thunderous

voice, said thus to Indra.


Hey Indra, … come….

Come for a fight on the battle field, with me

who is courageous.

I will win over all your powers

I am arrogant due to the boons from Brahma

Even if Vishnu comes for a duel, I am not

afraid, you fool….

I am comparable to the demons Madhu and

Kaitabha. See the enormous power that I possess. 

Oh, the one like beautiful garlands



When Jayantha respectfully told the

story of the demoness to Indra,

Narakasura, in his palace,

romantically told his wife thus.


Oh, the one like beautiful garlands worn by young girls.
Oh, the one with a forehead like a crescent
Kindly listen to my words
Oh, beautiful lady
Did you see these beautiful peacocks dancing and playing
Brahmini Ducks, Swans and Pelicans are
enjoying themselves

Narakasuravadham (Killing of Naraka the asura)



Narakasuravadham is an kathakali story play authored by Maharaja Karthikathirunal Rama Varma. This story is based on the chapter 59 of Srimabhagavatam Dasamaskandham North.

Changes from the story of Bhagavatam

1. The character Nakratundi is a work of artisan. So there is nothing in the original story to say that Nakratundi's ascension to heaven and the triumph of Jayantan stereotypes. The narrator may have created a reason for the demon to invade and conquer the world.