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Usā was the daughter of Bāṇāsura, a demon king who was a contemporary of Srī Kṛṣṇa. Once she dreamt of Aniruddha, grandson of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, and fell in love with him. Citralekhā, her servant-maid who had magical powers, transported Aniruddha surreptitiously to Uṣā’s place. The couple lived happily for some time. However, when Bāṇāsura came to know of it, he imprisoned both of them. Later on, Sri Krsna invaded Bānāsura’s capital, defeated him and freed both of them.<ref>Bhāgavata 10.62 and 63</ref>
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Usā was the daughter of Bāṇā[[sura]], a demon king who was a contemporary of Srī Kṛṣṇa. Once she dreamt of [[Aniruddha]], grandson of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, and fell in love with him. [[Citralekhā]], her servant-maid who had magical powers, transported [[Aniruddha]] surreptitiously to Uṣā’s place. The couple lived happily for some time. However, when Bāṇāsura came to know of it, he imprisoned both of them. Later on, Sri Krsna invaded Bānāsura’s capital, defeated him and freed both of them.<ref>[[Bhāgavata]] 10.62 and 63</ref>
  
  
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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Latest revision as of 02:36, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Usa, UsA, Usaa


Usā was the daughter of Bāṇāsura, a demon king who was a contemporary of Srī Kṛṣṇa. Once she dreamt of Aniruddha, grandson of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, and fell in love with him. Citralekhā, her servant-maid who had magical powers, transported Aniruddha surreptitiously to Uṣā’s place. The couple lived happily for some time. However, when Bāṇāsura came to know of it, he imprisoned both of them. Later on, Sri Krsna invaded Bānāsura’s capital, defeated him and freed both of them.[1]


References

  1. Bhāgavata 10.62 and 63
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore