Pundravardhana - Mythology

Mythology

There is a story of Rishi Dīrghatamas who begot on the queen of the Asura king Bali five sons named Anga, Vanga, Suhma, Pundra and Kalinga. They founded the five states named after them. The lands of the despised Pundra and Vangas were not only seats of powerful kings but also flourishing centres of Buddhism, Jainism and Brahmanical religion. It signifies the first stage of Aryanisation between 5th century BC and 4th century AD.

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