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YATU DHANA

(YA-too DA-han-ah)
Yatu dhana is the name of the vampiric behavior that is displayed by the sorcerers who work in conjunction with the vampiric race of demons known as RAKSHASAS. When these sorcerers consume the flesh of the human remains that the RAKSHASAS leave behind, they are committing yatu dhana.
Source: Bryant, Handbook of Death, 99; Macdonell, Vedic Mythology, 163; Shendge, Civilized Demons, 125
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