Origin of IndraSanskrit
A principal Vedic deity associated with rain and thunder.
From Sanskrit इन्द्र (índra).
- In the Rig-Veda there is one Apsaras, wife of Gandharva; in the later scriptures there are many Apsaras who act as the handmaidens of Indra and dance before his throne.
- Unlike Indra, Varuna has no myths related of him.
- On entering *The fact that the Mitannians venerated Varuna, Indra, and the Asvins is important as showing that Iranian and Indian Aryans had not yet separated as late as 1400 B.C.
- They are the companions of Indra, and associated with him in the wielding of thunderbolts, sometimes as his equals, sometimes as his servants.
- He is celebrated as a dual divinity with Indra, Agni, Pushan or Rudra, in other books.