Indra weakened

Bruce.Sullivan at Bruce.Sullivan at
Wed Jan 22 18:25:09 UTC 1997

While .Rgveda 1.32 may suggest this myth (in its next-to-last verse), full
versions can be found in the Mahaabhaarata:
5.9-17  is a long account that has Indra hiding in water.
12.272-73 (= Ganguli & Roy 12.281-82) has Indra hiding in a lotus filament.

There are many renditions of the story. 

Bruce M. Sullivan
Northern Arizona University

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