Rajapura (Kamboja)

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Rajapura or Rajapuram was the capital of the ancient Kamboja Kingdom [1][2][3][4][5] mentioned in the Mahabharata. Karna led a war expedition against the Kamboja and some other tribes of the Uttarapatha a little time before the Kurukshetra war i.e. Karana Rajapuram gatva Kamboja Nirjitastvaya.[6] The Chinese pilgrim Xuanzang who travelled to India in the 7th century refers to Hoshepulo which has been identified as Rajapura of Sanskrit tradition by Watters and others.[7][8][9]

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  1. ^ See: Political History of Ancient India, 1996, p 132 seq, Dr H. C. Raychaudhury, Dr B. N. Mukerjee.
  2. ^ A History of India, p 269-71, N. R. Ray, N. K. Sinha.
  3. ^ Journal of Indian History, P 304, University of Allahabad. Department of Modern Indian History, University of Kerala - 1921; Military History of India, 1980, p 38, Hemendra Chandra Kar - History.
  4. ^ Bimbisāra to Aśoka: with an appendix on the later Saud, 1977, p 16, Sudhakar Chattopadhyaya - India - 1977.
  5. ^ Purana Index , 1992, p 79, A. B. L. Awasthi.
  6. ^ Mahabharata 7/4/6) and 7/91/39-40
  7. ^ On Yuan Chwang's travels in India, 629-645 A.D, Vol I, p 284, Thomas Watters, Thomas William Rhys Davids, Stephen Wootton Bushell.
  8. ^ See: Political History of Ancient India, 1996, p 133 ff, Dr H. C. Raychaudhury, Dr B. N. Mukerjee.
  9. ^ Buddhist centres in ancient India, 1969, p 162, Binayendra Nath Chaudhury.