Mahishmati

MahismatiKing of MahismatiMahiṣmati
Mahishmati (IAST: Māhiṣmatī) was an ancient city in present-day central India.wikipedia
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Kartavirya Arjuna

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It is mentioned in several ancient texts, and is said to have been ruled by the legendary Haihaya ruler Kartavirya Arjuna.
Kartavirya Arjuna (कार्तवीर्य अर्जुन, ; also known as Sahasrabahu Arjuna) was a legendary king of an ancient Haihayas kingdom with capital at Mahishmati which is on the banks of Narmada River in the current state of Madhya Pradesh.

Avanti (Ancient India)

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Mahishmati was the most important city in the southern part of the Avanti kingdom, and later served as the capital of the Anupa Kingdom.
The janapada was divided into two parts by the Vindhyas, the northern part had its capital at Ujjayini and the southern part had its centre at Mahishmati.

Maheshwar

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"properties": { "marker-symbol": "star", "title": "Maheshwar" },
Writers such as HD Sankalia, PN Bose and Francis Wilford, among others, identify Maheshwar as the ancient town of Mahishmati.

Mandla

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Writers such as Alexander Cunningham, John Faithfull Fleet, Moti Raven Kangali, Girija Shankar Agrawal and brajesh mishra identify Mandla as the location of ancient Mahishmati.

Heheya Kingdom

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It is mentioned in several ancient texts, and is said to have been ruled by the legendary Haihaya ruler Kartavirya Arjuna.
Its capital was Mahishmati on the banks of river Narmada in present-day Madhya Pradesh.

Anupa

The Raghuvamsa states that Mahishmati was located on the Reva river (Narmada), and was the capital of the Anupa country.
Anupa, (literally, watery tract) is an ancient Indian region roughly corresponds to the areas around ancient Mahishmati city in the present-day Madhya Pradesh.

Sahadeva

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The Sabha Parva (2:30) states that the Pandava general Sahadeva attacked Mahishmati, and defeated its ruler Nila.

Kalachuri dynasty

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During the 6th and 7th centuries, Mahishmati may have served as the capital of the Kalachuri Kingdom.
Their capital was probably located at Mahishmati.

Baahubali (franchise)

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The story of the Baahubali film series is set in a fictionalized version of the kingdom.
The story of Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion is set in Mahishmati kingdom.

International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration

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Mahishmati (IAST: Māhiṣmatī) was an ancient city in present-day central India.

Madhya Pradesh

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It was located in present-day Madhya Pradesh, on the banks of Narmada River, although its exact location is uncertain.

Anupa Kingdom

AnupaAnupakas
Mahishmati was the most important city in the southern part of the Avanti kingdom, and later served as the capital of the Anupa Kingdom.

Paramara dynasty

ParamaraParamarasParamara branch
The city may have flourished as late as until 13th century, as indicated by a Paramara inscription. A 1225 CE inscription of the Paramara king Devapala mentions that he stayed at Mahishmati.

Mandhata

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Paithan

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"properties": { "marker-symbol": "monument", "title": "Pratishthana" }, The Sutta Nipata states that when Bavari's disciples traveled from Pratishthana to Ujjayani, Mahishmati was one of the cities on the route.

Narmada River

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It was located in present-day Madhya Pradesh, on the banks of Narmada River, although its exact location is uncertain.

Sutta Nipata

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The Sutta Nipata states that when Bavari's disciples traveled from Pratishthana to Ujjayani, Mahishmati was one of the cities on the route.

Vindhya Range

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This appears to be same as "Mahishaka", which is described as a southern kingdom (that is, south of the Vindhyas and the Narmada) in the Bhishma Parva of the Mahabharata.

Raghuvaṃśa

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The Raghuvamsa states that Mahishmati was located on the Reva river (Narmada), and was the capital of the Anupa country.

Muchukunda

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At another place, it names the city's founder as Muchukunda, an ancestor of Rama.

Mandhatri

Devapala (Paramara dynasty)

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A 1225 CE inscription of the Paramara king Devapala mentions that he stayed at Mahishmati.