For the past few weeks, we have been working on something a bit special. We call it Operation Jarjara – an exploration-and-exposition series focused upon the revelation of the modern Indo-European worship of Lord Indra.
Now note that I said “revelation” – not “restoration”. For despite what you may have heard, the Hindu religion never really discarded Indra. There is less emphasis, sure, in comparison to the height of the Vedic Age – but even today, Indra is still hailed; and has a vitally integral role in various ritual and mythic understandings drawn from right across the (modern) Hindusphere.
In short: “Don’t Call It A Comeback – He’s Been Here For Years”.
Except while some would be content to merely talk about these matters, as if briefly name-checking a few festivals and temples were enough … We are looking to go Deepa. Our goal is not simply to counter the misperception that Indra-veneration is a thing (only) of the Past – but to actively support the (re-)spreading saliency of Indra amidst the Present and the Future as well.
In order to do this, we intend to make available key elements and understandings gleaned from our research; soundly sourced materials that shall Strengthen The Shout of prayerful exultation in His Cause. And provide accessible mechanisms via which not only Hindus, but also the broader Indo-European religious family, may seek to move closer to and to support He.
For after all – as the Vedas Themselves put it –
We are Heer to :
इंद्रं वर्धंतो अप्तुरः कृण्वंतो विश्वमार्यं ।
अपघ्नंतो अराव्णः ॥