I have read and watched at several places and TV soaps, about Maināka parvata as the son of Himavant and Maināvatī, and thus, being the brother of Devī Pārvatī and brother-in-law to Lord Shiva?

What are the scriptural references for him and what are his various stories - both as a personified human brother to the Goddess and as a Mountain (in reference to being saved by Vayu deva from Indra) ?

Also, the references to flying mountains and them having wings, are found in the Puranic or Vedic literature. And then Indra cut off the mountains' wings using his vajra.

Where exactly in the present day context will be the lavana samundra, where the Maināka parvata Submerged itself? Did others mountains submerge themselves too? If yes, which all and where (especially, with reference to present geography)?

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    Oh oh mainaka, I’ve read some Purana or V Ramayana. Can’t place where. And the mountains wing thing there’s already a question on the site: Did mountains used to have wings. The purana says mean was the daughter of Pitrs and from her was born Mainaka.
    – Adiyarkku
    Mar 11, 2021 at 17:12
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    You meant mean = mainavati?, @Archit
    – Vivikta
    Mar 11, 2021 at 17:21
  • Ya mena = menavati
    – Adiyarkku
    Mar 11, 2021 at 18:38
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    Thanks for reference to the flying mountain answer @Archit
    – Vivikta
    Mar 12, 2021 at 6:17


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