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Vinata (विनत) was one of the thirteen daughters of Prajapati Daksha, married to Kashyapa along with her 12 sisters. She bore him two sons, named Aruna and Garuda.

Mention by Panini

Vinata (विनत), Var. Vinata (विनता), Vanata (वनिता), Vinita (विनिता) is name of a place mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi under Krishashvadi (कृशाश्वादि) (4.2.80.2) group. [1]

History

In Mahabharata

Vinata (विनता) is mentioned in Mahabharata (I.16.), (I.27.34), (I.59.12), (I.60.67),


Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Book I Chapter 27 mentions the birth of Aruna and Garuda from Vinata. Vinata (विनता) is mentioned in verse (I.27.34). [2]... And Vinata also, her purpose fulfilled, was exceedingly glad. And she gave birth to two sons, Aruna and Garuda.


Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Book I Chapter 59 gives Genealogy of Danavas, Gandharvas, Apsaras, Yakshas, Rakshasas. Vinata (विनता) is mentioned in verse (I.59.12). [3]....The 13 daughters of Daksha are Aditi, Diti, Danu, Kala, Danayu, Sinhika, Krodha, Pradha, Arishta, Vinata, Kapila, Muni, and Kadru.


Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Book I Chapter 60 gives genealogy of all the principal creatures. Vinata (विनता) is mentioned in verse (I.60.67). [4]

In Ramayana

Ayodhya Kanda/Canto LXXI mentions Bharat's Return from Kekaya to Ayodhya.....19. Then, at Lohitya's village, he Crossed o'er the swift Kapívatí, Then passed, where Ekas'ála stands, The Sthánumatís flood and sands, And Gomatí of fair renown By Vinata's delightful town.

References

  1. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.503
  2. जनयाम आस पुत्रौ दवाव अरुणं गरुडं तथा, अरुणस तयॊस तु विकल आदित्यस्य पुरःसरः (I.27.34)
  3. अदितिर दितिर दनुः काला दनायुः सिंहिका मुनिः, क्रॊधा प्रावा अरिष्टा च विनता कपिला तथा I.59.12
  4. अरुणस्य भार्या शयेनी तु वीर्यवन्तौ महाबलौ, संपातिं जनयाम आस तथैव च जटायुषम, दवौ पुत्रौ विनतायास तु विख्यातौ गरुडारुणौ (I.60.67)

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