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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Indranoun

    chief Hindu god of the Rig-Veda; god of rain and thunder


  1. Indranoun

    The God of War and Weather, also the King of the Gods or Devas and Lord of Heaven or Svargaloka in Hinduism.


  1. Indra

    Indra Śakra is the leader of the Devas or gods and the lord of Svargaloka or heaven in the Hindu religion. He is the god of rain and thunderstorms. He wields a lightning thunderbolt known as vajra and rides on a white elephant known as Airavata. Indra is one of the chief deities and is the twin brother of Agni, said to be born of Dyaus Pitar and Prithvi Mata. He is also mentioned as an Aditya, son of Aditi. His home is situated on Mount Meru in the heaven. He has many epithets, notably vṛṣan the bull, and vṛtrahan, slayer of Vṛtra, Meghavahana "the one who rides the clouds" and Devapati "the lord of gods or devas". Indra appears as the name of a Daeva in the Zoroastrian religion, while his epithet Verethragna appears as a god of victory. Indra is also called Śakra frequently in the Vedas and in Buddhism. He is known in Burmese as သိကြားမင်း; in Thai as พระอินทร์ Phra In, in Malay as Indera, in Tamil as இந்திரன் Inthiran, Chinese as 帝释天 Dìshìtiān, and in Japanese as 帝釈天 Taishakuten. He is celebrated as a demiurge who pushes up the sky, releases Ushas from the Vala cave, and slays Vṛtra; both latter actions are central to the Soma sacrifice. He is associated with Vajrapani - the Chief Dharmapala or Defender and Protector of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha who embodies the power of all primordial or Dhyani Buddhas. On the other hand, he also commits many kinds of mischief for which he is sometimes punished. In Puranic mythology, Indra is bestowed with a heroic and almost brash and amorous character at times, even as his reputation and role diminished in later Hinduism with the rise of the Trimurti.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indra

    in′dra, n. the god of the firmament and of rain. [Sans.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Indra

    the king of heaven and national god of the Aryans; gives victory to his people, and is always ready to aid them; he is pre-eminently a warlike god, and as he stands on his war-chariot, drawn by five fawn-coloured horses, he is in a sort the type of an Aryan chieftain; he is sometimes assisted by other gods, but he more frequently fights alone; he is the dispenser, moreover, of all good gifts, and the author and preserver of all living; his power extends over the heavens, and he holds the earth in the hollow of his hand.

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  1. Indra

    (In′dra). The Hindoo Jupiter; his wife was Indrant, who presides over the winds and thunder.

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  1. Darin, dinar, drain, Drina, Nadir, nadir, Ndari, ranid

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Indra in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Indra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
    • A. value
    • B. disguise
    • C. confectionery
    • D. aspiration

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