By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Usinara, UZInara, Ushinara
Uśīnara was a king of the Candra-vanśa. He was ruling over the country called Bhoja. His wife was Mādhavī Śibi, the famous king who was prepared to sacrifice his life to save that of a dove, was his son. Uśīnara was also the name of a country mentioned in the Mahāhhārata conquered by Arjuna.
- Candra-vanśa means lunar dynasty.
- Mādhavī was the daughter of the king Yayāti.
- Karnaparva 5
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore