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Indra: King of Gods by molee Indra: King of Gods by molee
INDRA:

Indra was the one of the greatest gods in vedic culture. He was the god of rain, thunder, war, wealth, protection and destruction...in fact it was for this reason that he was known as the all powerful king of gods!!

His childhood:
When the world was in peril and dominated by rakshasas.. and everyone had given up.. One day Indra was born, and his mother Aditi, fed him the divine soma juice before even feeding him with the her breast-milk.. and in that day it-self Indra determined to fight the rakshasa domination, wielding an arrow in his hand, and became one of the greatest gods!
Indra gave confidence to the people to fight the rakshasas when all hope was lost!.

As an adult:

Indra along with Vishnu and the sons of Rudra-the Maruts, slew hundred thousand rakshasas in the battle with the mighty demon named Vrtra.
when indra with his powerful thunderbolt vajra cut the dragon like demon,Vrtra,into pieces.. all the gods were in awe of his power!
Indra killed many other demons like one named Sushna,who was born out of an egg and had tormented humanity..
In another instance Indra with the help of the warrior sage Brhaspati, killed an aquatic demon named Krsnasura who was residing in the river named Amsumati along with an army of ten thousand rakshasas.
many other battles are mentioned in the Rig-veda about Indra and his battle against the rakshasa forces

One of the verses from the Rig-Veda (mandala 8,sukta 1,5) says..:
"Wielder of the thunderbolt! I would not give u away(lit.-sell) for a large price,not for a thousand,not for ten thousand no opulent bearer for hundred thousand!"
the next verse says
"Indra,you are more precious than my father or than my uncaring brother; you, o giver of dwelling are equal to my loving mother!"..
these verses show how great and loving and kind Lord Indra is!

Indra is also known as the greatest poet ever known and so is known as vipratamah kavinam!

Indra was also very fond of a drink named Somarasa which was made by crushing the soma plant,mixing it’s juices with milk and was drunk after it was fermented.The soma juice used to exhilarate Indra and make him ready for battle.Indra wasn’t the only one fond of the soma juice, even Rudra,Vishnu,Varuna,Aryama,Asvins and other deities too were very fond of this drink..



Indra and Vishnu:

in the adi parva of Mahabharata, lord Indra is mentioned as the elder brother of lord Vishnu; this is the reason why Vishnu is also known as Upendra-the younger brother of Indra.
both Indra and Vishnu were children of mother Aditi and sage Kashyapa.. this is the reason they are known as Adityas -children of Aditi.

a verse the Rig-veda says..
"Vishnu, mighty giver of dwellings, along with Mitra and Varuna sing your praises! and your company of Maruts are in exhilaration!"
- this verse shows how dear Vishnu’s elder brother was to him.. and it clearly shows how the stories which were trying to demean Indra are most probably false.

In most of rig-veda Vishnu is called as Indra’s sakha, which means best friend!
This is the same way Krishna is Arjuna’s sakha or vice versa.

Throughout Ramayana ,the brothers Rama and Laxmana have been compared to the divine brothers Indra and Vishnu ..

for eg in yuddha kanda,sarga 99 :

”Having driven away the army of monkeys, Ravana the foremost among the demons then saw Rama, the annihilator of his enemies, who was endowed with long arms and eyes as wide as lotus petals standing unconquered with his brother Lakshmana, like Indra the lord of celestials is seen with Vishnu, the supreme lord of preservation-holding up his great bow as though scraping the sky.”



Also in the end battle with Ravana, Indra grants lord Rama a divine armor, a helmet, a bow, a spear, a quiver with infinite arrows, and also his chariot along with his charioteer- Matali to defeat the demon king.


in Bhagavad Gita Krishna says:

“Of all the Vedas I am the Sâma-Veda , of the gods/devas I am Indra- the king of heaven, of the senses I am the mind and I am also the living force of all creatures”

the relation between Indra and Vishnu is just like that of Vishnu and Shiva,where both parties sing praises of each other.

Its pretty clear that Indra is one of the greatest gods, equal in power to Vishnu and Shiva, and is definitely worthy of worship! and it is very sad how he is totally forgotten, sidestepped and demeaned.
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LSDInkvizitor Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
To hell with Marvel and DC heroes.

Just make epic series about Hindu god, demi-gods and superheroes :)
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molee Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I wish that can be a possibility but very unfortunately fanatical forces here won't allow it to become a reality, although it will help promoting the culture further so it can be known internationally. 
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noble-highlander Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018
he has Mjolnir, a lightsaber, and zeus' lightning bolt.... he is the definition of op
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WhiteRabbitver2 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018
The god of gods more like.
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ignacioherrera Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Professional
awsome
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vevulicious379 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
It looks like he has a lightsaber in the one hand.
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kasaibou Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
So did the Hindus make their own version of Zeus from the Greeks?
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AeceCynic96 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
Actually, it's more like the Greeks made their own version of Indra from the Hindus. Hinduism is an older, in fact the very first religious civilization, according to the scriptures.
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aksheus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the rig Veda is the oldest book on the planet predating Greek mythology. So the "Hindus" (which itself is a recent term which the rig Veda does not speak of) did not make their own version of Zeus from the Greeks.
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FEDORaLeXeev Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist
очень круто выглядит 
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dinoaur Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
How did he find Kylo Ren's lightsaber?
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Aecoq Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're an idiot, you know that? Look again.
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dinoaur Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018
I don't have to look again for a sarcastic comment, you boob.
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beefers Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
he's right.  It's obviously Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber.

:D
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gamigamer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
Genial broooo
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molee Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks everyone for the support! Love you all!
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IRIDYSCENZIA Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018   Digital Artist
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starsatyr Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
In Greco-Roman terms, he would be considered a cognate of Zeus-Jupiter (and Donar in German lands, Thor in Scandinavia). Indeed, there's evidence that, even as the languages share strong similarities, so too their pantheons.
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lukavid Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazin, the level of detail is outstanding.
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Agentryn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
Look at how cool this is .O.!!
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: His Swords of Light(ning) :jedi: are worthy of our :worship: alone!
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ad-referendum Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Majestic and Beautiful artwork!
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BlizzardLight Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
Tobi emote.. 
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Aiorldent Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
Cool art.
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GannonThrall Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ill be honest the lore for this guy looks a bit out of hand. poetry whilst also being a god simultaneously rain and war? 
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
Really? Because I'm pretty sure there are a lot of hindus inthepresent who worship Indra...
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kvacm Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Interesting!
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Ambit-creations Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work !!!
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Scharvor Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
Nooooice :D
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last69skulls Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Dayum! That's so effin' cool!
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Spider-Bat700 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
He's got a lightsaber. Nifty.
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IllustratorApX Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work ! 
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sweetdreamz12 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
nice art work
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TDHBP Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist
Um... isn't he supposed to be called god of gods?
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anttum Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Student Artist
he looks a conbination of Thor, Zeus And no other than Obi Wan Kenobi
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C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
Wow!!!!!!!!!!
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Bazark Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is insane ..wow
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lekomn Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
zeus vs god king = zeus dies instantly
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Zlepperburg Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
zeus has competition it would seem
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fishgutsconquersall Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2018  Student General Artist
Really well done. Looks kindof like Wukong.
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Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
...is that a lightsaber?
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WystenDraco Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
Better than that. It's a Lightning Saber!
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I knew about him, I knew he was important, but I didn't know all this about him.

I think my favorite is just how good his relationship is with Vishnu. They've been kids together, they've fought side by side (and maybe even a few epics moments with their backs against each other), and they just talk about how awesome the other is.

Man, I haven't seen your work in ages, and I think I forgot just how awesome it is even in old art! Indra here is a guy I want on my side in a fight. Granted, he'd be using his free hand to push me behind him because I am useless compared to him, but I wouldn't argue.
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VicLiang Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
he is so powerful I am going to die!
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infinite9 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
Wonderful!
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work!!!

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RandomIndianGuru Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome!! 
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TheSeventhWheel7 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Aha! I see Thor's hammer Mjolnir, and a Lightningsaber!
Sorry, my imagination is going cuckoo right now
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AKELEUCTIOR Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Professional Writer
WICKED !
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