Compare Indra and Purusha. How do they represent signifigant changes in the Indo-Aryan society?
In the Vedic pantheon, Indra was the king of the gods. He was depicted as a warrior and associated with storms and with thunder, like the Norse god Thor or the Greek Zeus. In one story, he is depicted as slaying the dragon Vritra who was holding back the waters. When the dragon dies, the first rains fell on the earth and everything began to grow.
Purusha on the other hand is the primordial giant who was sacrificed to bring the world into existence. When he was sacrificed the...
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