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About Hindu God Indra

In Hinduism, Indra is the king of the demigods or devas and rules the abode of demigods. In Vedas and early Vedic age, Indra was one of the most powerful gods but was never considered or related to the concept of Brahman or Supreme Truth, which is the guiding principle of Sanatana Dharma (Hindu religion). In the early Vedic age, he was mostly prayed to for the protection of cows and other wealth as he is believed to have controlled elements like rain, thunder etc. The parents of Indra are sky god Dyaus Pita and the earth goddess Prthivi.Indra is the leader of the Devas or demigods and the god of war, the god of thunder and storms. His weapon is Vajra, the lighting bolt or thunder. His vehicle or Vahana is Airavat, the white elephant.In Hindu Puranas, Indra is constantly defeated by various demons and always runs to Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva for help. He is constantly thrown out of his kingdom by demons and is reinstated by the Trimurtis (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva). The end of the worshi…

Download Brahmanda Purana in English in Pdf format for free

Brahmanda Purana, like all other Purānas, is encyclopedic in character. The Purana is called Brahmanda since it gives explanation of the real state of affairs about the universe. It deals with topics such as Cosmogony, Religion, Philosophy History, Geography and Astronomy. The English translation of the Brahmanda Purana is by Dr. G.V. Tagare and the pdf format for free is provided by Internet Archive Open Source Books.You can download Brahmanda Purana here at the - Brahmanda Purana in English in Pdf formatPlease note that you will need pdf reader to access and read the Purana.

Avvaiyar Quotes

What we know is the size of a handful of sand while what we don’t know is the size of the entire earth itself...
Be desirous of doing virtue.
It is the nature of anger to temper in time.
Never stop learning
Don't prevent charity (Always be charitable).
Avoid words that could hurt (Don’t boast of your possessions).
Don't give up perseverance.
Don't despise learning.
Acceptance (begging alms) is despicable.
Eat after donating (to the needy).
Act virtuously.
Don't give up reading.
Don't carry tales.
A good deed will pay back, as the coconut tree that gives the benefit holding on its head, for the water you pour in its feet.
Avvaiyar – the Tamil saint-poetess lived thousands of years ago, propagating virtues, morality and spirituality through simple poems.