Indra and Vrtra

Subrahmanian, Sundararaman V [IT] sundararaman.v.subrahmanian at CITIGROUP.COM
Thu Oct 17 11:20:55 CDT 2002

> Daityas respectively.  Apart from the fact they eternally quarrelling
> there is not a lot of difference between the Devas (some of
> whom have less
> than sterling qualities like Indra in this story) and the
> Daityas (some of
> whom are quite good e.g. Bali, Prahlad.) Yet we call the

Swami Tattvavidaananda of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam once said the following
regarding Indra:

"The Indra of the puraaNas and the Indra of the Rg Veda are not the same.
While the Indra of the puraaNaas is a devataa, the Indra of the Rg Veda is
viShNu or iishvara.  More than 50% of the hymns in the Rg Veda are dedicated
to Indra".

Just FYI.


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