Framed poster - INDRA - 'The Lightning bolt' - Hinduism
INDRA 'The Lightning bolt' Defender of gods and humans, the god of rain.
He is found also in Jain and Buddhist mythology (as Sakka). Indra, in Hindu mythology, the king of the gods.
Indra was the ruler of the gods in early Hinduism. The son of the sky and the earth, he is a warrior god who protects people and animals and provides rain to water the land.
Notes: All Hindu sacred images are filled with meaning - like a whole book! Look for details in the hands, where the image is seated, animal forms etc. In essence they are based on conquering the restless mind and all associated mental states leading to suffering and ignorance.
They all point to a way out of suffering into unlimited bliss and knowledge. The sacred scriptures and texts give life and context to these images.
Indra appears as a central figure in the Rig-Veda, an ancient Indian religious text, and its many stories involve Indra's fights with demons.
In a famous myth, he faces a demon named Vritra, sometimes described as a dragon or serpent. Vritra had taken all the waters of the earth and placed them in a mountain where he remained on guard.
In the devastating drought that followed, the people suffered greatly from thirst and famine. Indra decided to fight Vritra and rescue the waters from captivity.
To prepare for battle, Indra drank a large quantity of an intoxicating beverage called soma that gave him enormous strength.
Then he stormed the mountain and delivered a deadly wound to the demon with his thunderbolt. Vritra's death released the waters, which flowed down from the mountain to revive the people and the countryside.
Some sources suggest that Indra's defeat of Vritra takes place again whenever strong winds and rains, such as those associated with a monsoon, arrive after a seasonal drought.
In addition to rainfall, a rainbow or the sound of a gathering storm indicates that he is present.
Sources and Read more: http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Ho-Iv/Indra.html#ixzz5mQ8F3aFk
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