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Bana (also called Banasura), in Hindu mythology, was a thousand-armed asura King and son of Bali.[1][2] Banasura is believed to have ruled the present-day central Assam with his capital at Sonitpur (present-day Tezpur, Assam). [3] According to another legend, Banasura was the King of ancient Nepal. [4]


  • Story 1
  • Family 2
  • Descendants of Banasura 3
  • Existence 4
  • Media and Literature 5
  • References 6


Banasura battles with Krishna.

Banasura, a mighty Deoria district there is a mound which is said to be the fort of Banasur.Water flows through it in only one direction in which pieces of gold and silver has been recovered in the past. The field in which Lord Krishna fought with Banasur is also there. Sohagra a nearby place where the biggest Shivlinga of the country is there .It was the place of worship of Banasur.

There is a mountain in Kerala which is named after him.


Banasur Remarking on Evil

The genealogy of Banasura is as follows:[7]

Banasura's wife's name was Kandala.

Descendants of Banasura

Bana is a gotra (clan) of Jats found in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bundelkhand in India. Banas who formed Bana Kingdom are descendants of King Banasura. Their capital was at Bayana in Bharatpur, Bagwar of Banpur, Kundeshwar in M.P.. Usha temple, at Bayana, was built during the reign of Raja Laxman Sen, by his wife in memory of Usha. There is mention of Bana Chieftains along with Pallavas and as feudatories of Cholas in Tamil Nadu. Bana Kingdom. Bana's daughter Usha married to Aniruddha son of Pradyumna and the grandson of Krishna. She gave birth to Vajra, whose lineage is traced to the royal family of Jaisalmer.


Due to his presence in the Luhara, a temple of Banasura available in the village. According to Hindu mythology Banasura lives here for so many years and done the worshipping of Shiva .

Media and Literature

Banasura's story has been narrated in Indian epic Mahabharata and Bhagavata Purana. His story as the rejected suitor for goddess Shakti is present in Tamil Snagam literary works Manimekalai and Puranaanooru; Bhattavataar's Banasura Katha. [8]

Usha Parinayam (the marriage of Usha-daughter of Banasura) was a Telugu film directed by Kadaru Nagabhushanam under Rajarajeswari films in 1961. Legendary Telugu actor S. V. Ranga Rao played the role of Banasura. [9]

The story of Banasura was shown in Life OK's television series, Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev and the role was done by Punjabi actor and model Vikramjeet Virk.


  1. ^ - Glossary description
  2. ^ Kumar, Anu (30 November 2012). Banasura: The Thousand-Armed Asura. Hachette India.  
  3. ^ Sajnani, Manohar (2001). Encyclopaedia of Tourism Resources in India. Gyan Publishing House. pp. 12–.  
  4. ^ Maharshi, Ramana. "Kiratas of Nepal: Shambhasura and Banasura". 
  5. ^ M. Padmanabhan, Meera Ravi Shankar (1 August 2004). Tales of Krishna from Mahabharatha. Sura Books. pp. 56–57.  
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  7. ^ Bhaleram Beniwal: Jāt Yodhāon ke Balidān, Jaypal Agencies, Agra 2005
  8. ^ Kalla, Krishan Lal. The Literary Heritage of Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir (India): Mittal Publications. p. 11. 
  9. ^ Usha Parinayam 1961 film at IMDb.
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