Indra

  • He was the Aryan warlord and also controlled the weather.
  • Has been called Purandhar of destroyer of forts.
  • He was the proverbial rain god (prajanya), responsible for causing rainfall.
  • 250 hymns are attributed to Indra.
  • He was associated with thunder and storm and bore the thunderbolt (Vajra), with which he destroyed his enemies.
  • He has been addressed by various names-Ratheshtha, Jitendra, Somapa, Purandra, Vritrahan and Maghayan.

 

 

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