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Vinata: The mother of Garuda and Aruna

According to Hindu beliefs, Vinata is the mother of Garuda and Aruna.

Persona of Vinata

Vinata is very beautiful. Various stories tell that she tends to make mistakes which makes her life difficult but she almost always tries to do the right things.


Her family includes the following


She is considered the daughter of Prajapati Daksha and Asikni

In Hindu beliefs, a Prajapati is considered the agent of creation, you see a big thing.


She has a lot of sisters including Diti, Aditi, Kālikā, Kapila, Surasa, Simhika, Viśvā, Kadru


Rishi Kashyapa, who was the son of Marichi, became his husband.

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Children of Vinata

She had two sons. The first one is Aruna and the second one is super powerful Garuda.

She also has a daughter Sumati.

What is the story of Vinata and Kadru?

Kadru and Vinata asked their husband, Rishi Kashyap, for a boon. He was not an ordinary person and he decided to give them special gifts, like magical presents!

Kadru asked for a thousand sons who would turn into Nagas, and Vinata wished for two super-powerful sons. Sage Kashyapa was kind, and he made their dreams come true with his magical powers. You can read more about this on Kadru and Vinata – the story of boons and curse

The Legend of Nagalaya

In another story, the children of Kadru wanted a ride on Garuda as he could fly high very close to the sun. Garuda decided to comply with the wishes of his cousins and took them and flew very high into the sky.

The Nagas could not bear the heat of the sun and eventually started fainting. Garuda brings them back to the earth at a place called Nagalya. When Kadru got to know, she started shouting at her sister Vinata and her son Garuda. Later as per Vinata’s instruction, he brought the water from the pious river Ganga and they were saved.

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