Indrajit, aka: Indrajīt, Indra-jit; 5 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

[Indrajit in Purana glossaries]

Indrajit (इन्द्रजित्).—Rāvaṇa’s son, Meghanāda. Genealogy. Descended from Viṣṇu thus:—Viṣṇu,-Brahmā—Pulastya—Viśravas—Rāvaṇa—Meghanāda (Indrajit). (See full article at Story of Indrajit from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Indrajit (इन्द्रजित्).—A son of Rāvaṇa, killed in the Lanka war.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 10. 18; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 6.

1b) A son of Danu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 6. 19; Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 6.

1c) A tīrtha near Garjanam on the Narmadā.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 190. 3.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[Indrajit in Hinduism glossaries]

Indrajit was the son of Ravana, the demon-king of Lanka, and his queen Mandodhari. When he was born, he roared like the thunder in the clouds and was given the name of Megha-natha (lord-of-clouds). He performed rigorous penances and obtained many boons from Brahma. He then led the armies of Ravana against the Devas and conquered Indra, their king. From that day, he was known as Indrajit (conqueror-of-Indra).

He was slain by Laxmana, the younger brother of Rama.

(Source): Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

1) Indrajit, a warrior mentioned in the Indian epic Ramayana, was the son of the Lankan king Ravana. The word 'Indrajit' literally means the 'conqueror of Indra (the Hindu king of gods)'. He also known as Meghnad or Meghanad.

Indrajit played an active role in the great war between Rama and Ravana. He was said to be invincible in battle because of a Yajna he used to perform before every battle. He twice defeated Lakshmana and even Rama once, but on the third occasion Lakshmana disrupted the Yajna with the help of Vibhishana and fought with him for three days and three nights and finally killed him.

2) Indrajīt (इन्‍द्र जीत): Son of Ravana, King of Lanka, also known as Meghanath, who conquered Indra, the Lord of Gods and received his name 'Indra-jit' (Victor of India), and who was killed by Rama's brother Lakshmana.

etymology: Indrajit (Sanskrit: इन्द्रजित् Indrajit, Burmese: Indazita, Lao: Inthachi, Yuan: Indhajik, Tamil: Intiracittu, Thai: Inthorochit, Malay: Inderajati) or 'Meghanaad meaning Thunderous''' (Sanskrit: मेघनाद)

(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism

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