Indra - God of War and Weather

Indra – God of War and Weather

World’s oldest surviving documents – The Vedas (meaning “knowledge”), were written as an attempt to document knowledge which up to this point was handed down by word of mouth from generation to generation.  The language is written in ancient Sanskrit (meaning refined speech), an Indo-Aryan language which later evolved into Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.

Amongst many other lessons, The Vedas helped capture lessons from the many cultures traveling along the influential Silk Road including details on how to make a potable alcohol describing the use of a ritual intoxicant called somarasa.  The drink was credited to have been created by the gods from the mythical Somalatha plant and referenced as the potion that helped make the Gods immortal, especially the chief deity Indra – the god of war and weather.

 

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