Ancient India Map – Arjuna Digvijay

Ancient India Map derived from Digvijay of Arjuna

After Jarasandha Vadh, Arjuna counselled Yudhisthira to maximize the wealth of Indraprastha for the purpose of Rajasuya Yagna and hence went for Digvijay to the North. The path followed by Dhananjaya frames the most integrated part of Ancient India Map of the northern Region. This episode narrates the entire journey of Arjuna in his digvijay and also frames the Ancient India Map, by following the march of Partha and matching the description of the book of Sabha parva with present India map.

Journey of Arjuna started from the north of Indraprastha, which is presently at Prana Qila of Old Delhi. The nearest landmark kingdom towards north, as indicated in the books, seem to be at Uluka. The region Uluka has been mentioned several times in the Udyog Parva of Mahabharata and if the Ancient India map can be analyzed, the region stands at the Upper Haryana of present times. The exact location researched by Wikipurana has been demarcated in the map (Show Map) with No. 1. There Dhananjaya fought a terrible battle and it seemed to the king of Uluka, Vrihanta that Falguna is invincible in battle and hence resigns entrusting him his own kingdom and lots of tributes.

Arjuna’s next march was to Senavindu and Sudaman area. There are no mention of the place later, but considering the description of the place and also the route map of Arjuna, in the Ancient India Map, the area can be marked at Kulu and Manali of Upper Himachal Pradesh. The area has been marked in the map above with No. 2. (See Map)

Kashmir of Now has been mentioned as Kashmira only in the march of Arjuna and hence there is no need to work hard for locating the same in the Ancient India Map. It has been marked as No.3 in the map above (See Map).

The land of Tirgatas is the next landmark of Arjuna’s attack. He had to give a fight there and then win tributes with the Kokanads and some of the robber tribes. Tirgatas were ally to Hastinapura and Kurus. Hence there Arjuna didn’t have to give a fight to bring it under sway. Tirgata’s location, in the Ancient India Map, as has been indicated by Wikipedia as the Northern Pakistan, but that is completely wrong. According to the description in the books, West was covered by Nakula and he also went to Gandhar. Hence, if the Tirgatas were at that side, then Arjuna would not have covered that part. The correct location in the Ancient India Map is towards the east of Kashmira and is at Leh region. The area has been marked in the Map above with No.4.

After baffling the Kashmira and surrounded region in battle and subjugating them to Yudhisthira with tributes and wealth, Arjuna marched towards Singapura, Suhma and Sumala. These three areas are not mentioned anywhere, but the description, provided in the Sabha parva, suggests that it is presently at Singtor of Tibet. The same has been marked in the Ancient India Map with No.5. (Click to see Map)

Arjuna reaches Kailash from the side of Kashmir and there is no particular track from there. The journey has a mention of ranges of white mountain later and not here. Hence, Arjuna has not travelled Northerly towards Kailash, since white mountains can be visited there with high peaks. He even have not travelled straight, since if he had done so, mention of dense Himalayan forest should have been there, which is now the Nanda Devi National Park. Hence, he must have travelled through Mahendranagar and went up, avoiding the forest. Moreover, beside Kathmandu, earlier known as Pasubhumi, Mahendranagar is the only ancient city in Ancient India Map. Hence, that must be Kamboja and Vahlika area. (Shown in Map above with No.6)

Next stage of Arjuna’s progress is through the region of Rishikas, which can be some parts of Nepal or can be the upper Hrishikesh of Uttaranchal of present days. He is then said to find the white mountains, that is the mountains covered with snow. This is surely at the North western corner of Nepal, where Snowline starts after the Nanda Devi Forest. Arjuna defeats there Durmaputra of Limpurusha and marches towards Hartaka.

This is again an indication that the dense forest of Nanda Devi has been avoided by Arjuna and mountain path has been chosen by him. At hartaka, he was offered with horses whose back is like parrot breast and also Tittiris and Kalmasha. And at this region, Dhananjaya beheld the mighty Manasa lake or the present Manasarobar of Tibet. The area must have to be Kardam of Tibet, if the Ancient India Map can be reflected in the present day map, as shown in the Map above, numbered 7.

Now comes the time of Jarasandha Vadh Parva, when Arjuna must return to Indraprastha. At the end of his journey, he reaches an area called North Harivarsha. This is the region whose doors were said to be prohibited for the mortals. The declarer with sweet speeches agreed to provide tribute to Yudhisthira, but mentioned that the place to be the abode of Northern Kurus and is inaccessible for the Mortals. Arjuna accepts gems, clothes and treasure as tribute to Yudhisthira from the place and returns.

Some websites forcibly wishes to pack Arjuna’s journey within the modern Indian territory, but that is just an ego of them. Arjuna was marching north and he was not someone, who can be subjugated by fear or by any other means. So, it is quite impossible for him to return back from Manasa or Manasarobar to Uttaranchal, which many claims to be the location of North Harivarsha. Moreover, the Mahabharata Sabha Parva mentions that Arjuna was still marching to conquer, hence by no means it can be a place while he was returning.

So, reference of Uttaranchal as North Harivarsha is baseless as some website claims. Coming to the exact location of the place in Ancient India Map, Hor region of Tibet has been mentioned to be starting from the western end of Manasarobar lake. Hence, while the location, the name and the march map of Arjuna is considered, this Hor of Ancient India Map suites best to be the place of Ancient North Harivarsha. In the Map Above, the region has been shown with Number 8.

From there, Arjuna comes back with plenty of tributes to Indraprastha , might be following the Silk route from Tibet to Delhi, as found in many Ancient India Map (s). The entire march of Digvijay of Arjuna thus, provides a perfect silk route too, which is now not available for the international territories. The entire research work has been done by the dedicated Wikipurana Research Team. And please note that this is just a part of the entire Ancient India Map drawing. March of Bhima, Nakula and Sahadeva are also coming up on Wikipurana. And this hard and terrific work of the team, at least deserves a comment. So, please share your comments below, directly on Facebook.

Drawing Ancient India Map from Arjuna Digvijay : Arjuna Reaches Tirgarta

Journey of Arjuna started from the north of Indraprastha, which is presently at Prana Qila of Old Delhi. The nearest landmark kingdom towards north, as indicated in the books, seem to be at Uluka. The region Uluka has been mentioned several times in the Udyog Parva of Mahabharata and if the Ancient India map can be analyzed, the region stands at the Upper Haryana of present times. The exact location researched by Wikipurana has been demarcated in the map (Show Map) with No. 1. There Dhananjaya fought a terrible battle and it seemed to the king of Uluka, Vrihanta that Falguna is invincible in battle and hence resigns entrusting him his own kingdom and lots of tributes.

Arjuna’s next march was to Senavindu and Sudaman area. There are no mention of the place later, but considering the description of the place and also the route map of Arjuna, in the Ancient India Map, the area can be marked at Kulu and Manali of Upper Himachal Pradesh. The area has been marked in the map above with No. 2. (See Map)

Kashmir of Now has been mentioned as Kashmira only in the march of Arjuna and hence there is no need to work hard for locating the same in the Ancient India Map. It has been marked as No.3 in the map above (See Map).

The land of Tirgatas is the next landmark of Arjuna’s attack. He had to give a fight there and then win tributes with the Kokanads and some of the robber tribes. Tirgatas were ally to Hastinapura and Kurus. Hence there Arjuna didn’t have to give a fight to bring it under sway. Tirgata’s location, in the Ancient India Map, as has been indicated by Wikipedia as the Northern Pakistan, but that is completely wrong. According to the description in the books, West was covered by Nakula and he also went to Gandhar. Hence, if the Tirgatas were at that side, then Arjuna would not have covered that part. The correct location in the Ancient India Map is towards the east of Kashmira and is at Leh region. The area has been marked in the Map above with No.4.

Drawing Ancient India Map from Arjuna Digvijay : Arjuna Reaches Manasa

After baffling the Kashmira and surrounded region in battle and subjugating them to Yudhisthira with tributes and wealth, Arjuna marched towards Singapura, Suhma and Sumala. These three areas are not mentioned anywhere, but the description, provided in the Sabha parva, suggests that it is presently at Singtor of Tibet. The same has been marked in the Ancient India Map with No.5. (Click to see Map)

Arjuna reaches Kailash from the side of Kashmir and there is no particular track from there. The journey has a mention of ranges of white mountain later and not here. Hence, Arjuna has not travelled Northerly towards Kailash, since white mountains can be visited there with high peaks. He even have not travelled straight, since if he had done so, mention of dense Himalayan forest should have been there, which is now the Nanda Devi National Park. Hence, he must have travelled through Mahendranagar and went up, avoiding the forest. Moreover, beside Kathmandu, earlier known as Pasubhumi, Mahendranagar is the only ancient city in Ancient India Map. Hence, that must be Kamboja and Vahlika area. (Shown in Map above with No.6)

Next stage of Arjuna’s progress is through the region of Rishikas, which can be some parts of Nepal or can be the upper Hrishikesh of Uttaranchal of present days. He is then said to find the white mountains, that is the mountains covered with snow. This is surely at the North western corner of Nepal, where Snowline starts after the Nanda Devi Forest. Arjuna defeats there Durmaputra of Limpurusha and marches towards Hartaka.

This is again an indication that the dense forest of Nanda Devi has been avoided by Arjuna and mountain path has been chosen by him. At hartaka, he was offered with horses whose back is like parrot breast and also Tittiris and Kalmasha. And at this region, Dhananjaya beheld the mighty Manasa lake or the present Manasarobar of Tibet. The area must have to be Kardam of Tibet, if the Ancient India Map can be reflected in the present day map, as shown in the Map above, numbered 7.

Drawing Ancient India Map from Arjuna Digvijay : Arjuna Returns

Now comes the time of Jarasandha Vadh Parva, when Arjuna must return to Indraprastha. At the end of his journey, he reaches an area called North Harivarsha. This is the region whose doors were said to be prohibited for the mortals. The declarer with sweet speeches agreed to provide tribute to Yudhisthira, but mentioned that the place to be the abode of Northern Kurus and is inaccessible for the Mortals. Arjuna accepts gems, clothes and treasure as tribute to Yudhisthira from the place and returns.

Some websites forcibly wishes to pack Arjuna’s journey within the modern Indian territory, but that is just an ego of them. Arjuna was marching north and he was not someone, who can be subjugated by fear or by any other means. So, it is quite impossible for him to return back from Manasa or Manasarobar to Uttaranchal, which many claims to be the location of North Harivarsha. Moreover, the Mahabharata Sabha Parva mentions that Arjuna was still marching to conquer, hence by no means it can be a place while he was returning.

So, reference of Uttaranchal as North Harivarsha is baseless as some website claims. Coming to the exact location of the place in Ancient India Map, Hor region of Tibet has been mentioned to be starting from the western end of Manasarobar lake. Hence, while the location, the name and the march map of Arjuna is considered, this Hor of Ancient India Map suites best to be the place of Ancient North Harivarsha. In the Map Above, the region has been shown with Number 8.

From there, Arjuna comes back with plenty of tributes to Indraprastha , might be following the Silk route from Tibet to Delhi, as found in many Ancient India Map (s). The entire march of Digvijay of Arjuna thus, provides a perfect silk route too, which is now not available for the international territories. The entire research work has been done by the dedicated Wikipurana Research Team. And please note that this is just a part of the entire Ancient India Map drawing. March of Bhima, Nakula and Sahadeva are also coming up on Wikipurana. And this hard and terrific work of the team, at least deserves a comment. So, please share your comments below, directly on Facebook.

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