Mahendra

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

  • It is one of the names of Indra, the king of the gods in heaven.
  • It is also the name of a famous parvata or mountain, mentioned in the epics and the purāṇas.
  • It is one of the seven Kulaparvatas or mountains making the boundaries of the Jambudvīpa, the island on which Bhāratadeśa (India) is situated. Ten rivers like the Tribhāgā, the Acalā, the Tāmraparṇi and the Vimalā take birth here. Paraśurāma spent his last days here. Yudhiṣṭhira, the eldest of the Paṇḍavas had visited it while on a pilgrimage.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore