Takshaka and Indra are friends as per Mahabharata Khandava Vana burning episode. Is there any specific reason for their friendship?

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    transliteral.org/dictionary/tak%E1%B9%A3aka-i/word provide details about How Takṣaka became Indra's friend... but not sure from where the story is taken as Indra seems helping Utanka in recovering ear-rings in sacred-texts.com/hin/m01/m01004.htm – YDS Jul 14 at 7:51
  • Reference: Mahabharata-Adiparva-Mayadarshana Parva-Adhyaya 227 (Nivrtteshwatha deveshu vaguvacashareerinee. Shatakratum samabhashya mahagambheera ni:swanaa. Na the sakha sannihitah Takshako bhujagottamah. Dahakale khandavasya kurukshetram gato hyasow – B.Chandrashekara Jul 17 at 12:01

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