Varsneya

- June 29, 2020


Illustration: Ritoparna Hazra

The word ‘Varsneya’ had many references in Puranic scripts. Here are some of them.

  1. Varsneya was a charioteer of the king of Nisadha of Nala. He later became the charioteer of King Rituparna in Ayodhya.
  2. Varsneya is another name for Vishnu.
  3. Varsneya is also the name of an ancient country. The King of Varsneya was among those that brought presents to Yudishthira’s Rajasuya Yagya.

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