Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Uchaishravas - The Horse of Indra


उछैःश्रवस्

Uchaishravas is a divine winged horse that belongs to Indra. It is pure white in color, and possess two wings. It is the fastest horse in the world, capable of traveling as fast as human thought. It emerged from the ocean-of-milk in Vaikunta, when it was churned by the Devas and Asuras.

Kadru and Vinata, two wives of the sage Kashyapa had made a bet on the color of Uchaishravas's tail. Kadru cheated with the help of her sons, the Nagas. As Vinata lost that bet, she became the slave of Kadru. The complete story is here.


Last Modified At: Thu Nov 4 00:26:27 2004