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Two Indra and Airavata Images from Isaan

Images of the god Indra atop his vehicle, the multi-headed, white elephant Airavata, are very often featured in decorative lintels and pediments from Khmer art. They are one of the most common images depicted on Khmer lintels in particular, and many beautiful examples survive. 636 more words

Khon Kaen National Museum

Astro: kukkē : Where the son of śiva married the daughter of indra. (astronomical significance).

I have already shared the story of kārtikēyasya janmam on this site. Briefly, the dēvā: needed a leader who would kill tārakāsuram. The son of śiva: , raised by the kŕttikā: (pleaides) was destined to do this, but his birth was thousands of years in coming. 179 more words

Ancient Indians


Once a monkey along with its trainer arrived in Ayodhya. Seeing the monkey perform various stunts, Lord Rama demanded a pet monkey. King Dashratha immediately called all the monkey breeders in his empire and asked them to showcase the best monkeys that they had. 242 more words


Forgetfulness of God

Back when I was a new aspiring devotee, and was hearing and learning the stories from the Srimad-Bhagavatam for the very first time, the story of King Indra cursed to take birth as a hog, was without a doubt one of my favorites. 3,728 more words

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Capere: Debts Repaid

A dense smog stretched out in welcome, engulfing the workers who streamed in. Their red hats disappered one by one but their idle chatter lingered in the heavy air. 1,033 more words


Astro : Another way of thinking about equinoxes : indra and the East

Hi There! So far, we have spent a lot of time thinking about equinoxes as a curious layperson looking at sunrises, shadows and daylengths everyday. 174 more words

Ancient Indians