Showing posts with label Bana. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bana. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Was Bana?

 

Bana (7th c. C.E.) was a poet and author who lived during the reign of northern Indian monarch Harsha (r. 606–647) and was a prominent member of his court. 




  • Based on his two greatest works, the Harshacharita, a panegyric chronicle of Harsha's exploits, and Kadambari, a romance left incomplete at his death, Bana is generally regarded as one of the great Sanskrit authors. 

  • He is particularly known for his Chandishataka, a compilation of one hundred poetry about the Goddess in various forms.



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Hinduism - What Is Bana?



Bana is a Sanskrit word that means "arrow." 


  • One of the most distinctive items in Hindu iconography, it is connected with a number of deities—the Goddess, Shiva, and Vishnu—and therefore serves as a symbol for none of them. 
  • It's often seen in pictures when the person is holding a bow (dhanus).


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