Vedas glorify Indra as a hero but most Puraans show him in a bad light?
- Indra's cheating Vritra after befriending him
- Indra's killing of Namuchi
- The Ahalya episode
- Indra stealing horses from Ashwamedh Yagnyas
Was it just a political thing as some western Indologists say or is there a Vedic basis to the stories of Indra's treachery?