This quiz is about Indra. How much
do you know about Indra?
(1) Who is Indra?
Indra is the King of Devtaa. Indra is not the name of any Devtaa, but it is
a position. Whosoever will be king of Devtaa will be called Indra. In olden
times, once Raajaa Nahush was appointed as Indra. In the next Manvantar Daitya
Raaj Bali will be Indra.
(2) What is Indra's family?
Indra's wife's name is Shachee (or Indraanee). He has one son Jayant and one
(3) Which Daitya were killed by Indra?
--Vritraasur for whom he had to ask Maharshi Dadheechi to give his bones to make his
Vajra (thunderbolt) to kill him
--Namuchi - he killed by the foam of the sea at Sandhyaa time, as he he had the boon
that he should not be killed by any wet or dry weapon and neither in the day nor
in the night.
(4) Indra is called "thousand eyed". Why?
When Indra deceived Gautam Muni's wife Ahalyaa, Gautam Muni cursed him to
have thousand vaginal marks on his whole body. Being ashamed of those marks, Indra
pleased Shiv with his Tap and Shiv blessed him to convert those ugly marks
into thousand eyes.
(5) Three people were born wearing earrings and all three had to face the wrath
of Indra, who were they and how did they face his wrath?
Skand, Maruts and Karn - all three were born with earrings.
Indra makes one, Skand, celestial, the General of celestials because of his selfishness - to kill Taarakaasur
Indra attempts to destroy the other one (Maruts) in the womb of Diti, and
Indra killed the third one (Karn) by asking his Kavach and Kundal in alms.