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Indra (Skt.; Tib. དབང་པོ་, Wyl. dbang po) or Shakra (Skt. Śakra; Tib. བརྒྱ་སྦྱིན་, Wyl. brgya sbyin) — one of the principal gods of Hinduism. According to Buddhist cosmology, Indra resides in the Heaven of the Thirty-Three, which is one of the six heavens of the desire realm. In the Buddhist scriptures he is also sometimes presented as a Dharma protector.