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Kumbhakarna, Page 250.

Strong Kumbhakarna slumbering deep
In chains of never-ending sleep.

"Kumbhakarna, the gigantic brother of the titanic Rávan,--named from the size of his ears which could contain a Kumbha or large water-jar--had such an appetite that he used to consume six months' provisions in a single day. Brahmá, to relieve the alarm of the world, which had begun to entertain serious apprehensions of being eaten up, decreed that the giant should sleep six months at a time and wake for only one day during which he might consume his six months' allowance without trespassing unduly on the reproductive capabilities of the " Scenes front the Rámáyan, p. 153, 2nd Edit.