Indra is also called Surendra or Devendra meaning lord of celestials. The duties of Indra are said in Vanaparva of Mahabharata.
When Skanda was born, all the celestials and rishis were happy that they found a mighty being who could slay Tarakasura who was a huge problem for the lokas at that moment. As he found many followers and dispelled the fears of ...
This appears to be what has been described to me orally as an "Akshaya Swastika", or never-ending swastika.
Would be very curious to know more about this location and it's history!
The only relevant online reference that I could find was this - https://roots.sg/learn/collections/listing/1117493
The key difference between your image and the one described ...
Yes there is story of Mahabali stealing crown from Shri Vishnu, this story is mentioned in Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya Chapter 16 written by Shri Madvacharya. Below is excerpt from Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya :
so.anantavIryaH paramo.abhayo.api nItyai gachchhanjAmadagnyaM
dadarsha | krIDArthameko.api tato.atidurgaM shrutvA gomantaM
tatra yayau ...
Shrimad Bhagavatam just mentions Shri Krishna kicking cart and cart collapsed along with all it's utensils and Villagers Of Gokula rushing to the spot and finds amazed on how cart had collapsed and the kids tell Shri Krishna did the feet and villagers refuse to believe and mentions nothing about Demon Shakatasura. Below is the excerpt from Chapter 7 Dashama ...
Many stories about Sage Agastya too point geological changes
We have these stories from Matsya purana
Where The sage is said to have absorbed the entire ocean into his kamandalam, some versions say in his cupped hands, and drank it up the waters in one gulp. This points to complete drying up ...
In addition to what Sarvavouma has mentioned, I am adding the following informations:
1.Another famous name of Indra is 'Purandara'.
purANi [ariNAm] dArayati iti purandarah : meaning that who destroys the abodes of the enemies is Purandara, ie Indra (Reference : Sri Sri ChanNdi, Udbodhan, page 83).
When Mahishasura defeated the deva-s,
he became ...