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Shukracharya

Shukracharya knew the art of raising persons form the dead and used it with Dadhicha Shukracharya is a guru and the planet Shukra (Venus) is named after him. Shukracharya was the son of Bhrigu Maharshi and Ushana, also known as Usha. Brihaspati became guru of the Devas. Shukracharya became guru of the Asuras. While he was guru to Bali, Vishnu appeared in his dwarf avatar. Shukracharya hid in the kamandalu. Vishnu used a straw to poke his eye. Shukracharya sided with Soma against Brihaspati in the war in heaven.
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