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In Hindu mythology, Anrita is falsehood,[1] son of Adharma (unrighteousness or vice), married to Nikriti (immorality).[2] They had two sons, Bhaya (fear) and Naraka (hell), and twin daughters, Máya (deceit) and Vedanú (torture), who became their brothers' wives. [3]

Anrita is also the name of one of the mystical weapons delivered to Ráma by Viswámitra, as mentioned in the Rámáyana.[3]


  1. ^ Singh, N.K. (1999), Encyclopaedia of Hinduism, p. 973,  
  2. ^ Garrett, John (1871), A Classical Dictionary of India, p. 95,  
  3. ^ a b Garrett, John (1871), A Classical Dictionary of India, p. 36,  
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