If Lord Indra is a "womaniser" as described as in the Puranic Literature, can anyone tell as to how many women fall prey to him?
Only Ahalya's story occurs to me. So we have to closely examine the only story available about Lord Indra's adultery.
The story of Ahalya and Indra was mentioned first in Srimad Ramayana. Sage Vishvamitra narrates the legend of Ahalya to Rama and Lakshmana.
Indra is infatuated with Ahalya and desires a union with her, for which she complies. However, Gautama catching them unawares curses both Indra and Ahalya.
With that curse, the testicles of the cursed Thousand-eyed Indra fell down onto ground at that very moment. And, Devatas replaced ram's testes to Indra, and from then onwards Indra has became one with the testes of a goat.
Vishvamitra while continuing the narration of the legend of Ahalya asks Rama to enter her hermitage where Ahalya is living unseen by anybody.
When once Rama steps into that hermitage she manifests herself from her accursed invisible state. She emerges with her divine form and accords guest-ship to Rama and Lakshmana. Sage Gautama also arrives at this juncture to accept his depurated wife Ahalya.
पुष्प वृष्टिः महती आसीत् देव दुंदुभि निस्वनैः |
गन्धर्व अप्सरसाम् च एव महान् आसीत् समुत्सवः || १-४९-१९
"There chanced an abundant floral fall form firmament to the drumbeats of god's drums, and the celestials like gandharva-s, apsara-s revelled in a splendid festivity that is superb. "
We will come across the story of Ahalya in Puranas also, but with some variations.
Now, let us examine the above story.
If the "womaniser" Indra regained his virility after attached with the testes of a goat, why did not he try to woo another woman? Was he really a "womaniser". A Big NO!
It was described in Bala Kanda that after Ahalya manifested herself with the entrance of Sri Rama, abundant flora fall on them and drumbeats of god's drums could be heard. What was achieved by Sri Rama at that juncture? Nothing.
Was similar fall of abundant flora and occurrence of drumbeats of god's drums happened when Sri Rama eliminated Subaahu and threw Maaricha in the Ocean, in Siddhasrama? The description in Bala Kanda at that time was as follows:
स हत्वा राक्षसान् सर्वान् यज्ञ घ्नान् रघुनंदनः |
ऋषिभिः पूजितः तत्र यथा इन्द्रो विजये पुरा || १-३०-२४
When Rama, the delight of Raghu's dynasty, has eliminated all of the demons that are the hinderers of Vedic rituals, the sages available there in that hermitage idealised him as Indra was idealised once, when he became victorious on demons.
This is the style of Sage Valmiki. He described that the ascetics in Siddhasrama appeciated him and regarded him as INDRA.
The description of fall of abundant flora and occurrence of drumbeats of gods' drums, in this type of occasions can be seen in Puranas only.
So the conclusion is that the story of Ahalya and Indra in Bala Kanda is a PRAKSHIPTA, an insertion made at a later date, to degrade the fame and greatness of Lord Indra.
Am I correct?