Jigar Dehlavi jdehlavi at HOTMAIL.COM
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>From:         Bruno Lo Turco <b.loturco at AGORA.STM.IT>
>Subject:      Khadira
>Would anybody know why Indra is sometimes called Khadira?
>Bruno Lo Turco
>Universita' di Roma  'La Sapienza'

Most probably because Indra is associated with water and so is Khadir
(or Khidr/Khwaja Khizr in Coomaraswamy's writings). He is a legendary
immortal character (prophet) very well known in the Islamic tradition,
particularly to sufis.

By the way, would you please also share where is it exactly that Indra
is called Khadira? Thanks.

Temple University

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