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- (sense) organs, faculties
- Skt. indriya.
- Skt. इन्द्रः, indra, Pron.: indra. From Sanskrit: for | as given by native authorities | on | according to | fr. | = | with | preceded by inserted | meaning 'to subdue, conquer' | according to Muir, S. T. | fr. | 'to drop' | more probably from | 'to drop' | and connected with | above | the god of the atmosphere and sky | the Indian Jupiter Pluvius or lord of rain (who in Vedic mythology reigns over the deities of the intermediate region or atmosphere | he fights against and conquers with his thunder-bolt | the demons of darkness, and is in general a symbol of generous heroism | was not originally lord of the gods of the sky, but his deeds were most useful to mankind, and he was therefore addressed in prayers and hymns more than any other deity, and ultimately superseded the more lofty and spiritual Varuṇa | in the later mythology | is subordinated to the triad Brahman, Vishṇu, and Śiva, but remained the chief of all other deities in the popular mind | in the Vedānta he is identified with the supreme being | a prince | best, excellent, the first, the chief (of any class of objects | the pupil of the right eye (that of the left being called Indrāṇī or Indra's wife) | the number fourteen, Sūryas. | N. of a grammarian | of a physician | the plant Wrightia Antidysenterica | a vegetable poison | the twenty-sixth Yoga or division of a circle on the plane of the ecliptic | the Yoga star in the twenty-sixth Nakshatra, Pegasi | the human soul, the portion of spirit residing in the body | night | one of the nine divisions of Jambu-dvīpa or the known continent