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Goddess Aindri

Goddess Aindri is mentioned in the Devi Mahatmya and she is the Shakti of Indra . She is also counted among the seven mother or Saptamatrikas . It is said that in the battle against Chanda and Munda – she rode the king of elephants – Airavata – and carried the weapon thunderbolt. She also had thousand eyes. Goddess Aindri is not just the wife of Indra, the king of Devas. She represents his strength and power. Paintings of Goddess Aindri are part of many painting traditions in India . She is identified by the vajra weapon she holds. The term Aindri is not generally used when mentioning about the wife of Indra. Indrani or Sachi is the term to mention about wife of Indra.