Madra

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Madra, Mada (old Persian for Media) or Madraka is the name of an ancient region and its inhabitants, located in the north-west division of the ancient Indian sub-continent. The kingdom or area where these people are believed to have inhabited is thought to have extended from portions of what is present day Iran to the present day Punjab and Haryana province of India. Some support for this belief, lays within the Mahabharata, that describes the armies of the Madra Kingdom marching from ancient Northwest Punjab to what would be known today as Haryana.

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