Vaijayanta

- August 31, 2020


Illustration: Srishti Tiwari.

The word ‘Vaijayanta’ has multiple references in the Puranas. Here are some of them.

  1. Vaijayanta was the capital city of the asura king, Sambara, who fought a legendary battle against Rama’s father, Dasharatha.
  2. The name of Indra’s flag is Vaijayanta, which means ‘the bestower of victory’.
  3. Vaijayanta is the name of the mountain that stands in the middle of the ocean of milk. Brahma comes here every day to meditate.

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