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CaptionDuring the fight between Indra and Vritrasura, Indra cut off one of Vritrasura's arms with his thunderbolt. Vritrasura then struck Indra with an iron mase and caused him to drop his thunderbolt. Indra was prepared to accept defeat and did not pick up his weapon, but Vritrasura encouraged him to continue. He began to speak of how the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the only person who is always victorious and as subordinates to Him, it was their position to fight and accept that sometimes there would be victory and sometimes defeat according to Krishna's will. After discussing devotional service to the Supreme Lord, the two of them continued to fight as a matter of duty.
Vritrasura assumed a gigantic body and swallowed Indra, but because of Indra's Narayana kavacha shield, he was not killed in this way and he pierced through the demon with his thunderbolt and came out. He then immediately cut off Vritrasura's head.

Painted in 1976.
HeadlineIndra Defeats Vritrasura
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ArtistsPuskar Dasa, Pariksit Dasa
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