References in Mahabharata
The link between Sonita kingdom and its king Bana is made clearer in the Bhagavata Purana
King Bana of Sonita is mentioned as follows:- Vasudeva Krishna hath slain Jarasandha, and Vakra, and Shishupala of mighty energy, and Bana in battle, and numerous other kings also have been slain by him (5:130). At (5:64) Krishna is again mentioned as the slayer of Vana and Bhumi’s son Naraka (of Pragjyotisha Kingdom). At (9:46) Bana is mentioned as the son of Bali. (Diti (Matriarch) > Hiranyakasipu > Prahlada > Virochana > Bali > Bana (1:65).
- Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, translated to English by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
- Bhagavata purana of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa
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