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The exact location of Manipur from the kalinga kingdom map

Ganechandra Ningthoujam *

Map of  Manipura Village, the Manipura City, Manipura territories
The map shows the Vaitarani River, the Manipura Village, the Manipura City, Manipura territories lying as an independent territory within Kalinga territories , the territories of other kingdoms, Mahendra Mountains, the location of the five sacred waters in the southern ocean (south of Puri), the location of places named Gokarna near Kalinga.
Source: http://ancientvoice.wikidot.com/manipura



The exact location of Manipur from the kalinga kingdom map.
http://ancientvoice.wikidot.com/manipura
http://www.indolink.com/kidz/Mbharatpart4.html

Here the answers for the misconception of all the Hindu people from the mainland of India regarding with the long pilgrimage journey of Arjuna from Indraprastha wich included in Mahabharata book.

Manipura Village ;Coordinates: 2033'48"N 8622'17"E

The village of Manipura( Manipuri ) in Kendrapara district of Orissia. Manipura village lies on a river named Gobari. This river flows directly into the sea. Manipuri village is 10 km west of Kendrapara town and is 50 km west of Manipura dis-tributary of Brahmini river. This village seems to be part of the Manipura kingdom.

The name of this village is the footprint of the ancient territory of Manipura. The place where Gobari river joins the sea viz. Jambu is another candidate for Manipura city where there is a natural harbor.

The ruler of Manipura was then king Chitravahana. He had a daughter named Chitrangada. Arjuna married princess Chitrangada and they had a son named Vabhruvahana. mahabharata pilgrimage journey of Arjuna

Mani-pura means, (Mani:- name of a precious-gem; Pura:- city) the city of Mani, the city of gems, the jewl-city or the city named after a precious-stone. It can also be called Manipuri since the word Pura or Puri both means,the city. The location of Manipura is highly debated.

Often the north-eastern state of India, viz. Manipur is considered as the location of Manipura mentioned in this passage of Mahabharata. This location is problematic because Manipura was a city. It cannot be a vast region as large as a state like Manipur.

Secondly, the geography mentioned in Mahabharata clearly indicate that it is within or close to the Kalinga territory (i.e. coastal-Orissa) and near to the sea. The city of Manipura thus lied in the valley of Mahendra mountain ranges and close to sea-shore.

It is possible that people in the north-eastern state of Manipura where originally migrants from this Kalinga city named Manipura. The names like Brahmini river, Brahmagiri, Brahmapur (Behrampur) in this locality indicates that the people of Brhamaputra river and the modern nation Burma (a corruption of the word Brahma) too were originally from this region.


* Ganechandra Ningthoujam wrote this article for e-pao.net
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This article was posted on October 22, 2013.



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