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इन्द्र


इन्द्र  m. m. (for etym. as given by native authorities See, [Nir. x, 8]; [Sāy.] on [RV. i, 3, 4]; [Uṇ. ii, 28]; according to, [BRD.]fr.इन् = √ इन्व् with suff. preceded by inserted द्, meaning ‘to subdue, conquer’ ; according to Muir, S. T, v, 119, for सिन्द्रfr.स्यन्द्, ‘to drop’; more probably from √ इन्द्, ‘to drop’ q.v., and connected with इन्दु above), the god of the atmosphere and sky
वज्र   the Indian Jupiter Pluvius or lord of rain (who in Vedic mythology reigns over the deities of the intermediate region or atmosphere; he fights against and conquers with his thunder-bolt [] the demons of darkness, and is in general a symbol of generous heroism; इन्द्र was not originally lord of the gods of the sky, but his deeds were most useful to mankind, and he was therefore addressed in prayers and hymns more than any other deity, and ultimately superseded the more lofty and spiritual वरुण; in the later mythology इन्द्र is subordinated to the triad ब्रह्मन्, विष्णु, and शिव, but remained the chief of all other deities in the popular mind), [RV.]; [AV.]; [ŚBr.]; [Mn.]; [MBh.]; [R.] &c. &c.
(he is also regent of the east quarter, and considered one of the twelve आदित्यs), [Mn.]; [R.]; [Suśr.] &c.
in the वेदान्त he is identified with the supreme being
a prince
सुरेन्द्र   ifc. best, excellent, the first, the chief (of any class of objects; cf., राजे-न्द्र, पर्वते-न्द्र, &c.), [Mn.]; [Hit.]
the pupil of the right eye (that of the left being called इन्द्राणी or इन्द्र's wife), [ŚBr.]; [BṛĀrUp.]
the number fourteen, [Sūryas.]
N. of a grammarian
of a physician
कुटज   the plant Wrightia Antidysenterica (See ), [L.]
a vegetable poison, [L.]
the twenty-sixth योग or division of a circle on the plane of the ecliptic
the योग star in the twenty-sixth नक्षत्र, γ Pegasi
the human soul, the portion of spirit residing in the body
night, [L.]
one of the nine divisions of जम्बु-द्वीप or the known continent, [L.]

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