INDRANI – Wife of Indra



There are a number of references in the Rigveda to Indrani but her story was not told. She was chosen by Indra as his wife from among many other goddesses because she was said to be the most voluptuous. But in the Puranas Indrani became Saci, daughter of Puloma, a demon. She was also called by the patronymic Paulomi. As Indra was reduced, so too was his wife—from a goddess richly endowed to a demoness.

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