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VINATA

Second wife of long suffering [KASYAPA].

His first snaky wife KADRU had asked for 1,000 children, so VINATA asked for only two — but on the condition that they should be more powerful than all KADRU's brood. So she gave birth to VARUNA and GARUDA.

Number one wife KADRU made VINATA'S life hell and kept her prisoner, refusing to release her unless one of her boys stole some Amrita from Heaven.

GARUDA with his eagle wings managed it, and after his mother was freed, the lads declared a vendetta against all descendants of KADRU. To this day the Eagle God and the Sun God hate snakes.

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Article last updated on 26 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT VINATA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : VINATA
Location : India
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 272

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