Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > Language and Literature > Indra and Shibi
Displaying 3948 of 4436         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Indra and Shibi
Indra and Shibi
Description
Though references of Indra occur in Hindu scriptures from Vedic times to the medieval age, there has been a gradual erosion in his importance. The Vedic Indra, wielder of the thunderbolt, was among the most important deities, but by the Puranic period, he became almost a vassal of the Trimurti - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. In the Puranas, the heaven over which Indra ruled, is referred to as Indraloka or Devaloka, inhabited by the Devas, the secondary deities. His city is Amaravati; his elephant the four-tusked Airavata; and his horse, Uchchaishravas. Stories like the ones included in this collection, which depict Indra as benign and noble deity, are rare. Most of the stories in the Puranas depict Indra as a deity jealous of mortals who perform tapas (austerities) or Yajnas ( fire sacrifices). This was because the position of Indra could be attained (according to Puranic lore) by anyone who performed a hundred Ashwamedha yajnas. All the stories in this collection are based on the Mahabharata. The one relating to Shibi is similar to that narrated in the Mahabharata, about Ushinara,his father.

Indra and Shibi

Item Code:
ACK10
Cover:
Paperback Comic Book
Edition:
2001
Publisher:
Amar Chitra Katha
ISBN:
81-7508-074-4
Language:
English
Size:
9.2" x 6.8"
Pages:
32
Other Details:
Deluxe Edition
Price:
$6.50   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Indra and Shibi

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 6486 times since 16th Aug, 2009
Though references of Indra occur in Hindu scriptures from Vedic times to the medieval age, there has been a gradual erosion in his importance. The Vedic Indra, wielder of the thunderbolt, was among the most important deities, but by the Puranic period, he became almost a vassal of the Trimurti - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. In the Puranas, the heaven over which Indra ruled, is referred to as Indraloka or Devaloka, inhabited by the Devas, the secondary deities. His city is Amaravati; his elephant the four-tusked Airavata; and his horse, Uchchaishravas. Stories like the ones included in this collection, which depict Indra as benign and noble deity, are rare. Most of the stories in the Puranas depict Indra as a deity jealous of mortals who perform tapas (austerities) or Yajnas ( fire sacrifices). This was because the position of Indra could be attained (according to Puranic lore) by anyone who performed a hundred Ashwamedha yajnas. All the stories in this collection are based on the Mahabharata. The one relating to Shibi is similar to that narrated in the Mahabharata, about Ushinara,his father.
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Bodily Self-Sacrifice in Indian Buddhist Literature
by Reiko Ohnuma
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Motilal Banarsidass
Item Code: IHE042
$38.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
MYTHS FROM THE MAHABHARATA VOL. 2 (STUDY IN PATTERNS AND SYMBOLS)
by SADASHIV A. DANGE
Hardcover (Edition: 2001)
Aryan Books International
Item Code: IDD788
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ajanta Paintings (Unidentified and Misinterpreted)
by Meena Talim
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Buddhist World Press
Item Code: NAL213
$85.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Amar Chitra Katha The Ultimate Collection (Boxed Set of 325 Comics)
Deal 20% Off
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Amar Chitra Katha
Item Code: NAJ816
$795.00$636.00
You save: $159.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Gods and Goddesses from the Epics and Mythology of India (Hardcover Comic Book)
by Anant Pai
Hardcover
Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IHG098
$60.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Stories from the Mahabharata (Hardcover Comic Book)
by Anant Pai
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Amar Chitra Katha
Item Code: IDK325
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Buddhist Antiquities of Nagarjunakonda
by A. H. Longhurst
Hardcover (Edition: 1999)
Archaeological Survey of India
Item Code: IDJ374
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Volatile World of Sovereignty (The Vratya Problem and Kingship in South Asia)
by Tiziana Pontillo, Cristina Bignami, Moreno Dore & Elena Mucciarelli
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAK747
$75.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Elements Of Poetry In The Mahabharata
by Ram Karan Sharma
Hardcover (Edition: 1988)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDE770
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I recieved my Mahavir pendant today. It is wonderful. I was recently in Delhi and as it was a spiritual trip visiting Jain temples in Rajasthan, Agra, Rishikesh and Delhi i did not have the opportunity to shop much. The pendant is beautiful and i shall treasure it. I have attached a picture of me in India. Your country and the people will always be in my heart.
Evelyn, Desoto, Texas.
I received my Order this week, It's wonderful. I really thank you very much.
Antonio Freitas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
I have been ordering from your site for several years and am always pleased with my orders and the time frame is lovely also. Thanks for being such a wonderful company.
Delia, USA
I recviced Book Air Parcel(Nadi-Astrology). I am glad to see this book. Thankx. Muhammad Arshad Nadeem Pakistan.
Muhammad Arshad Nadeem
It is always a great pleasure to return to Exotic India with its exquisit artwork, books and other items. As I said several times before, Exotic India is far more than a highly professional Indian online shop; it is in fact an excellent ambassador to the world for the splendour of Indian wisdom and spirituality. I wish a happy and successful New Year 2017 to Exotic India and its employees! You can be very proud of yourself!
Dr Michael Seeber (psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Essen/Germany)
My last order arrived in a reasonable amount of time, regarding the long way it had to take! I am glad to find this and some other ayurvedic remedy, as well as books and much other things at your online-store and I am looking forward to be your customer again, some time.
Andreas, Germany.
Намаскар! Честно говоря, сомневался. Но сегодня получил свой заказ. Порадовала упаковка, упаковано всё очень тщательно и аккуратно. Большое спасибо, как раз подарок к Новому Году! Namaskar! Frankly, I doubted. But today received my order. We were pleased with the packaging. Everything is packed carefully and accurately. Thank you very much, just a gift for the New Year!
Ruslan, Russia.
Thanks for the great sale!! It really helped me out. I love Exotic India.
Shannon, USA
I have got the 3 parcels with my order today and everything is perfect. Thank you very much for such a good packaging to protect the items and for your service.
Guadalupe, Spain
Great books! I am so glad you make them available to order, thank you!
Yevgen, USA
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India