𝐌𝐚𝐚 𝐀𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐫ī

𝐌𝐚𝐚 𝐀𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐫ī

“Kirīṭini MahāVajre SahasraNayanojjvale

vṛtraprāṇahare CAindri Nārāyaṇi Namo ’Stu te”

Salutation Be To You, Maa Nārāyaṇī, Who Are Adorned With Diadem, Great Thunderbolt, And Thousand-Eyed Radiance; To You, O Maa Aindrī, Who Took the demon vṛtra’s life-breath!

– The Devi Mahatmya, 11.19

Maa Aindrī, As The Manifestation Of The Divine Mother, Is Immanent In Lord Indra. She Carries Immense Power That Destroys whatever opposes the cosmic law. Through The Depiction Of Maa Aindrī As Thousand-Eyed, She Is Symbolized As All-Seeing. Riding Upon The Elephant Airāvata, Maa Aindrī Wields The Thunderbolt (Vajra) That Represents Strength. Maa Aindrī Is Also Known As The Slayer Of the drought demon vṛtra, who had withheld The Heavenly Waters from creation. After Maa Aindrī Destroyed vṛtra, the waters poured down upon the earth to fill the rivers and make the land fertile, assuring the earth’s ability to sustain life. Maa Aindrī Is Connected To The Kalpaka Tree, Which Is Also Known As The Wish-Fulfilling “KalpaTaru”. Sincere worship Of Maa Aindrī Bestow devotees With welfare and good life, Help overcome all kinds of human limitations, And Lead devotees towards spiritual growth.