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Indras Flying Elephant Carrier Airavata

Airavata: Indra’s Flying Elephant Carrier

Airavata is associated with Indra, the god of weather and rain. The word Airavata is derived from the Sanskrit “Air” meaning wind and the word “avatar” means ‘having the color of’ in the sense of ‘white’. It is a long-lived species and is worshipped as the king of all elephants. Airavata is described as a white elephant in Hindu scriptures, he is believed to be the strongest elephant in history. The mighty elephant is said to reside at the top of Mount Meru or Sumeru as it would be called today and guards access to heaven. Explore more with us at

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