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Indrani

by Stephen T. Naylor
Indrani was Indra's wife and consort; in the early Vedic accounts she was merely a female shadow of him. She is sometimes referred to as the goddess of wrath. She was the daughter of the demon Puloman, whom Indra killed. She was always described as beautiful, but was said to have one thousand eyes. In later Hindu times, she came to personify jealousy and was regarded as of evil intent. In southern India, however, she was ranked as one of the nine astral deities who were the highest of the gods. Her symbolic animal was either the lion or the elephant.

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  • Also known as:
    Aindri
    Mahendri
    Paulomi
    Saci
    Sujata

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