Samaranganasutradhara identifies 'Indra' as, 'Mighty Hari'. Hari is the Supreme God in Hinduism. Hari is derived from the verbal root hra, meaning 'to take away or remove evil or sin'. He is also known as Vishnu and Narayana.
The word Hari appears as 650th name of Vishnu in the Vishnu Sahasranama of the Mahabharata. Vishnu is He who destroys samsara, along with ignorance as its cause. Samsara is the entanglement in the cycle of birth and death. Vishnu is usually described as having dark complexion of water-filled clouds and having four arms. He is also depicted as a pale blue being, as are his incarnations Rama and Krishna. He holds a padma (lotus flower), the Kaumodaki Gada (mace), the Paanchjanya Shankha ( conch) and the Sudarshana Chakra (discus) in his four hands.
Vishnu made Indra's success possible. Traditional explanation of the name Vishnu involves the root vish, meaning 'to settle' or also (in the Rigveda) 'to enter into, to pervade'. Thus, Vishnu means 'the All Pervading One'. He is not limited by space, time or substance. According to the Nir:ukta, Vishnu is the 'one who enters everywhere' and 'that which is free from fetters and bondages: Indra's other name 'Shakra', also means 'powerful' or 'having strength'.
Indra doesnot mean Indra, the Ruler of the Gods. As per Nighantu, the meaning is given as Hari (may not be Lord Vishnu).
• Family stability, basic growth, thought process.
|Samagri||धृत, हरिताल, भत, मूंग का चूर्ण (बकरी का मेद भी कहा है)|
|Mantra||ऊँ इन्द्रस्थुन्नाम स्वर्षा नमः|
|समराङ्गण सूत्रधार||रुइन्द्रो बलवान् हरिः ॥|
|सुइन्द्रस्थुन्ना स्वाषम ॥|
|चिन्ह||पाश, कमल, कल्पवृक्ष, गज|
|हवन सामग्री||चंपा का फूल, मूंग|
|Grocery||Black Musturd Seeds, Baking Soda|
Indra and Indrajaya expresses itself and expands in pisach vithi as Mrish, Pitri and Dauvarik (Nandi). Pitrilok is believed to be gaurded by Nandi and protected by Dharma (Mrish).
Here, Indra represents the Father figure, the Head of the Family, the bread earner.
Engineer Rameshwar Prasad
(B.Tech., M.Tech., P.G.D.C.A., P.G.D.M.)