During the puja, the priests offered him soma in the sacrifice which helped him to defeat the dragon Vritra. This is the reason that many people in the different regions of this country worship Lord Indra and implore him to arrive next year for a good harvest. It is also believed by many worshippers of Lord Indra that if anyone does penance by fasting for 41 days then the Lord will appear in front of that person.
Festivals For The Lord
There are many festivals that are dedicated to Lord Indra but the most significant one is the harvest festival that is known as Pongal. It goes on for three days and is a way of thanking the lord and all the rituals are performed in the honour of Lord Indra.
Things To Do
Even though there are other deities who are worshipped the first day of this festival is entirely dedicated to the Lord. It is known as the Bhogi Pongal which occurs as per the solar calendar during the period of Makar Rasi. A bonfire is made of all the useless articles and all worshippers dance around it to pay obeisance and thank Lord Indra.
The Several Regions
Not only the state of Tamil Nadu but many other regions in the southern India follow such rituals and festivals that are dedicated to the Lord. There is also mention of the Lord in Buddhism as well as Jain mythologies.