Indra Śakra is the leader of the Devas or gods and the lord of Svargaloka/heaven in the Hindu religion. He is the god of rain and thunderstorms. He wields a lightning thunderbolt known as vajra and rides on a white elephant known as Airavata. Indra is one of the chief deities and is the twin brother of Agni, said to be born of Dyaus Pitar (Father Heaven) and Prithvi Mata (Mother Earth).  He is also mentioned as an Aditya, son of Aditi. His home is situated on Mount Meru in the heaven.