Pannaga

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Pannaga (पन्नग) was a Nagavanshi King of tome of Mahabharata.

Jats from Pannaga

Pann (पान्न) Pannu (पन्नू) Pannam (पन्नम) Paanoo (पानू) Panu (पानू) are descendants of Nagavanshi ancestor Pannaga (पन्नग).[1]

In Ramayana

Ramayana Bala Kanda Sarga 17 (॥१-१७-५॥ ) explains the creation of vanara race. The Vanara race is procreated by numerous celestials endowing it with peculiar mighty physique and particular power to come to the help of Rama.

अप्सरस्सु च मुख्यासु गन्धर्वाणाम् तनूषु च ।
यक्ष पन्नग कन्यासु ऋक्ष विद्याधरीषु च ॥१-१७-५॥

Ramayana Bala Kanda Sarga 22 mentions that Rama and Lakshmana, with two quivers each and two bows in their hands, and making all the ten directions of compass lambent followed Vishvamitra, as if three headed Nagas, Pannaga, followed Vishvamitra, and with their highly dynamic physiques and spiritedness they look as if like the Ashwin twin gods of unequal charm following Brahma, the Forefather. [1-22- 7]


कलापिनौ धनुष् पाणी शोभयानौ दिशो दश ।
विश्वामित्रम् महात्मानम् त्रि शीर्षौ इव पन्नगौ
अनुजग्मतुः अक्षुद्रौ पितामहम् इव अश्विनौ ॥१-२२-७॥

In Mahabharata

Shalya Parva, Mahabharata/Book IX Chapter 44] mentions about the gods and warriors who came to the ceremony for investing Kartikeya with the status of generalissimo. VPannaga has been mentioned with Yakshas (IX.44.7) and Vasuki Nagas (IX.44.48):

गन्धर्वैर अप्सरॊभिश च यक्षराक्षस पन्नगैः
देवर्षिभिर असंख्येयैस तदा बरह्मर्षिभिर वरैः (IX.44.7)


जयं महाजयं चैव नागौ जवलनसूनवे
परथथौ पुरुषव्याघ्र वासुकिः पन्नगेश्वरः (IX.44.48)

Karna Parva/Mahabharata Book VIII Chapter 17 mentions Pannaga in war of Sahadeva with Kauravas in shloka 44 (VIII.17.44)

स तं निर्भिथ्य वेगेन भित्त्वा च कवचं महत
पराविशथ धरणीं राजन वल्मीकम इव पन्नगः
ततः स मुमुहे राजंस तव पुत्रॊ महारदः

In Vana Parva, Mahabharata/Book III Chapter 170, Matali describes about Daitya's daughter, named Pulama and a mighty female of the Asura order, Kalaka by name, who practised severe austerities for a thousand celestial years. And at the end of their austerities, the self-create conferred on them boons --that their offspring might never suffer misfortune; that they might be incapable of being destroyed even by the gods, the Rakshasas and the [Pannaga]]s; and that they might obtain a highly effulgent and surprisingly fair aerial city, furnished with all manner of gems and invincible even by the celestials, the Maharshis, the Yakshas, the Gandharvas, the Pannagas, the Asuras and the Rakshasas.

अगृह्णीतां वरं ते तु सुतानाम अल्पथुःखताम
अवध्यतां च राजेन्थ्र सुरराक्षस पन्नगैः (III.170.7)
रमणीयं पुरं चेथं खचरं सुकृतप्रभम
सर्वरत्नैः समुथितं थुर्धर्षम अमरैर अपि
सयक्षगन्धर्वगणैः पन्नगासुरराक्षसैः (III.170.8)

References

  1. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihasa (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998, p. 264

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