Surabhī (Surabhi) was one of the nine daughters of Krodhavaśā (Krodhavasha). Analā (Anala) was Surabhī’s daughter. According to many South Indian versions of Mahābhārata (Mahabharata), Analā was one of the three daughters of the nāga (naga; snake) matriarch Surasā (Surasa). Rāmāyaṇa (Ramayana) recounts that Prajāpati Dakṣa (Prajapati Daksha) had sixty accomplished daughters; Kaśyapa (Kashyapa) married eight of those beautiful daughters. Analā was one of them. Rāmāyaṇa‘s Analā has been referred to as the mother of all the fruits of virtue. Mahābhārata (Mahabharata), however, says that she is the mother of the seven kinds of trees the fruits of which are offered to the manes — saptapiṇdaphalān vṛkṣān analāpi vyajāyata. Although there is no mention of these fruits in Mahābhārata, Nīlakaṇṭha (Nilakantha), the annotator, has gathered from conventional sources the names of seven kinds of fruits offered as oblation to the manes. They are kharjūra (kharjura, khejura; dates), tāla (tala; palms), hintāla (hintala, heṁtāla or hemtala; a fruit akin to palms), tālī (tali, bhūmī āmalakī or bhumi amalaki; see Amarakoṣa or Amarakosha; gale of the wind or stonebreaker in English), kharjurikā (kharjurika; dates from the Western countries; see Śabdakalpadruma or Shabdakalpadruma), gubāka (gubaka, supāri or supari; betel nut in English), and nārikela (narikela; coconut in English)—
kharjūrastālahintālau tālī kharjurikā tathā.
gubāko nārikelaśca sapta piṇḍaphalā drumaḥ.
Analā’s daughter’s name was Śukī (Shuki). Whether these fruits offered to the manes (piṇḍaphala or pindaphala) are the same as the fruits of virtue (puṇyaphala or punyaphala) mentioned in Rāmāyaṇa can be examined further.