Pratara

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Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (R)

Pratara (प्रतर) is name of a place mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi (4.2.80.2). Pratara (प्रतर) is name of a Nagavanshi King in the race of Kauravya mentioned in Mahabharata (I.52.12).

Mention by Panini

Pratara (प्रतर), Putara (पूतर) is name of a place mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi under Krishashvadi (कृशाश्वादि) (4.2.80.2) group. [1]

History

In Mahabharata

Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Book I Chapter 52 mentions the names of all those Nagas that fell into the fire of the snake-sacrifice. Nagas of race of Kauravya includes Pratara (प्रतर) in verse (I.52.12). [2]...Aindila, Kundala, Munda, Veniskandha, Kumaraka, Bahuka, Shringavega, Dhurtaka, Pratara and Astaka.

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References

  1. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.503
  2. ऐण्डिलः कुण्डलॊ मुण्डॊ वेणि सकन्धः कुमारकः, बाहुकः शृङ्गवेगश च धूर्तकः पातपातरौ (I.52.12)