Sundarangi devi dasi and
Vajrakhya devi dasi

Indra Hides Under Water
oil on canvas (1998)
40 x 60 cm

Scriptural reference:

After killing the brahmana Vrtasura, Indra, chased by sin personified, tried to hide and entered the Manasa-sarovara lake.
"Always thinking of how he could be relieved from the sinful reaction for killing a brahmana, King Indra, invisible to everyone, lived in the lake for one thousand years in the subtle fibers of the stem of a lotus. The fire-god used to bring him his share of all yajnas, but because the fire-god was afraid to enter the water, Indra was practically starving."

(Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.13.15)