The king of the Devas or gods and the lord of Svargaloka or heaven in Hinduism. He is the god of rain and thunderstorms.

Indra, also known as Śakra in the Vedas, is the king of the Devas or gods and the lord of Svargaloka or heaven in Hinduism. He is the god of rain and thunderstorms. He wields a lightning thunderbolt known as vajra and rides on a white elephant known as Airavata. He was given great importance in the Vedic period, but in later times his worship has been surpassed by the worship of gods like Vishnu and Shiva.

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