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Mahabharata Cities at Present

Mahabharata cities

There are several historic cities and locations described in the Mahabharata, let us take a look at the modern equivalents of those iconic cities.


The present day Sindh Pradesh, Rawalpindi was Gandhar kingdom at the time of Mahabharata. This city was ruled by King Subal who was the father of Gandhari. Gandhari is the wife of King Dhritrashtra. Gandhari’s brother shakuni was one of the main reasons for the beginning of the war of Mahabharata.


This city is also in the present day Rawalpindi. Takshasila was the capital of Gandhar at the time of Mahabharata.

Kekaya Pradesh

This city is now the north border of Jammu and Kashmir. Kekaya Pradesh was an ancient city of the Mahabharata with significant importance.

Madra Pradesh

This city is now in the other side of Himalayas in the north. The king of Madra Pradesh was Shalya. His sister was married to King Pandu the father of Pandavas.


This city is now in Ambala, Punjab (now Haryana). This city is famous for being the battlefield of the war of Mahabharata. The war is known as the battle of Kurukshetra. At the time of Mahabharata, this was a wasteland. Now, a lake named Brahma Sarovar is flowing here. When a solar eclipse takes place, many pilgrims visit this place and take a dip in the lake.

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