Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, Part 18
Volume 18 of 24 - Occultism (continued) to Phrygians. The encyclopedia will contain articles on all the religions of the world and on all the great systems of ethics. It will aim at containing articles on every religious belief or custom, and on every ethical movement, every philosophical idea, every moral practice. Includes such persons and places that are famous in the history of religion and morals. Only once or twice will a question be raised that will not be discussed within this collection.
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It is said that capital of Banasur Sonitpur is the present Sonitpur distric of Assam..It is also said that it is near Lohaghat of Champawat in Kumaon.The ancient Multan city of Punjab is known by different names, but one of its oldest name according to Cunningham, was Kashyappur .It was founded by Kashyapa. After Kashyapa, his eldest son, Daitya Hiran Kashyapa born from Diti, succeeded him. After him his son Prahlad and later his son Banasura, became the heir of the Kingdom of Kashyapa. At the same time Krishna killed Banasura and later Krishna's son Samba became the king of Kashyapapur.Some says it to be near Tamilnadu.
But what we are listening from our childhood that Shonitpur is present day Sohanpur of Deoria distric in Uttar Pradesh.In the area there is a pyramid of soil which is supposd to be the remains of fort of Banasur in the village of Kotha.It is a folklore that pieces of gold has been recovered from the water flowing through the pyramid which is always unidirectional..There is a barren land which is said to be place of war between lord Krishna and Banasur.Sohagra temple of Lord Shiva is probably biggest Shivlinga ever made and it iwas the place where Banasur use to worshipped Lord Shiva. Due to poor and backward area these things never attracted any organizationor Govt body.C-MODEP is trying hard to give it's glory back.