Bāņa

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Bana, BAna, Baana


  1. arrow; number
  2. sharp intellect
  3. the son of the Asura emperor Bali (Viş. Pur.); a 7th century poet who belonged to the court of King Harşavardhana and was the auhor of Harşa Carita and Kādambari ; an asura who was killed by Kŗşņa (Bhāg. Pur.); an asura killed by Lakşmaņa (V. Rām.).