- Sonita Kingdom
Sonita was the country of
Asuraking Banaor Vana. His daughter "Usha" married Vasudeva Krishna's son Pradyumna. This kingdom is identified to be the Sonitpurdistrict of Assam.
References in Mahabharata
"Link between Sonita kingdom and its king Bana is more clear in the
King Sonitoda was mentioned as a Yaksha king under the sway of the Yaksha king
Kubera. Kustumvuru, Pisacha, Gajakarna, and Visalaka, Varaha-Karna, Tamraushtica, Falkaksha, and Falodaka; Hansachuda, Sikhavarta, Vibhishana, Pushpanana, Pingalaka, Sonitoda and Pravalaka; Vrikshavaspa-niketa, and Chiravasas—these and many other Yakshas by hundred and thousands always wait upon Kubera(2:10).
King Bana of Sonita is mentioned as follows:- Vasudeva Krishna hath slain
Jarasandha, and Vakra, and Shishupalaof mighty energy, and Bana in battle, and numerous other kings also have been slain by him (5:130). At (5:64) Krishna is again mentioned as the slayer of Vana and Bhumi’s son Naraka (of Pragjyotisha Kingdom). At (9:46) Bana is mentioned as the son of Bali. (Diti (Matriarch) > Hiranyakasipu > Prahlada > Virochana > Bali > Bana (1:65).
Kingdoms of Ancient India
Mahabharataof Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, translated to English by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
Bhagavata puranaof Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa
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