Irā (Ira) or Ilā (Ila) refers to the embodied form of the earth-goddess. She is imagined to be one of the daughters of Dakṣa (Daksha) and one of the wives of Kaśyapa (Kasyapa) Prajāpati (Prajapati; Ruler of the People). Since creepers, herbs and plants emerge from the earth, Irā is referred to in Purāṇas (Purana) as the mother of the herbs and trees.
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In Sabhāparva of Mahābhārata (Mahabharata) it is said that Irā, in the form of a goddess, resides in the sabhā (sabha; assembley) of Brahmā (Brahma).