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PIŚĀCA III - पिशाच

See also:  PIŚĀCA I , PIŚĀCA II , पिशाच , पिशाच II.

Puranic Encyclopaedia  | English | 
An inhabitant of the country of Piśāca in ancient Bhārata. These Piśācas fought against the Kauravas on the side of the Pāṇḍavas during the great battle. It was these piśācas that stood on the southern side of the Krauñcavyūha of Yudhiṣṭhira in the great battle. [Śloka 50, Chapter 50, Bhīṣma Parva]. A few of these Piśācas were with Bhagadatta in the army of Duryodhana. [Chapter 87, Bhīṣma Parva]. Śrī Kṛṣṇa cursed the piśācas. Chapter 11, Droṇa Parva).

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