Ancient India Map – Bhima Digvijay

Ancient India Map derived from Digvijay of Bhima

After Jarasandha Vadh, when Arjuna set out to maximize the wealth of Indraprastha for the purpose of Rajasuya Yagna towards North,Bhima marched towards East. The path followed by Vrikodara frames the most consolidated part of Ancient India Map of the Eastern India. This episode of narrates the entire journey of Bheema in his digvijay and also frames the Ancient India Map, by following the march of the Son of Pavana that has been derived matching the description of the book of Sabha parva with present India map. 

About march of Bhima, there is need to mention initially that Arjuna earlier had earned tribute from Chitravahana of Manipura and Bhagadatta, the son of Narakausur from Pragjyotish. Hence, these two areas were left put by Bhima and hence from the Ancient India Map, shown above. Journey of Bhima starts from Panchala, which is located at East of Indraprastha. There he subjugated the sub-kings and made them pay homage to Yudhisthira. Panchala is located now in the lower part of Uttaranchal near Nainital. (See Map Numbered 2).

After that, Bhima with fiercefulness, as his nature was, subjugated the Kings of Gandhaka (Located at Almora, Uttaranchal See Map Numbered 3) and Videhas. Videha was the province where Devi Sita was born and is basically now in Nepal, capitalled with Mithila. Present Location of it is exactly at Janakpur in Nepal (See Map numbered 4). These three places are placed in the Ancient India Map, after well research. Research was necessary, since most of the websites and reputed sites, like Wikipedia are providing wrong details confidently.

Before reaching Dasarnas, Bheema won Ayodhya and Kosala, on both Banks of Saraju river. The present location of Ayodhya is not exactly the place where earlier Ayodhya was. In fact, the past Ayidhya city has been washed away by river Saraju. In the Ancient India Map, however, marking has been made to the Present Ayodhya only. (See Map Numbered 5). Dasarnas were attacked then. At Dasarna, a terrible fight was given by King Sudarman with Bare hands to Bhima. Bheema became exceedingly pleased with his prowess and placed him as the Army Chief of his troop. Location of Dasrana was at Ujjain of Madhya Pradesh and that also has been researched well, because of the wrong information, mentioned above. (See Location No 6)

The next part of March from Bhima’s Side was through Madhya Pradesh only. He attacked and won Pulinda, located at Jabalpur of Madhya Pradesh in present map. (See Map, No 7). After winning King Rochaman of Aswamedha, he raced to the Vrishni land at the kingdom of Chedi. King of Chedi was Sisupala, who was the army general of Jarasandha. News of defeat of Jarasandha, the might, in a single handed and bare handed duel with Bhima, he showed inclination to resolve upon an ally relationship with Bhima. Hence, he escorted Bhima and paid homage to him for 30 days. In the meant time, he paid homage to the Just, Yudhisthira. Kingdom of Chedi in Ancient India Map, has a location which is presently at Bundlekhand of Madhya Pradesh. (Refer Map, No 8)

Bhima then retires from Madhya Pradesh and travels North Easterly. He enters Uttar Pradesh, of Now, and wins Kashi of Ancient India Map. Present location is at Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh. (Refer Map No 9). There he defeated King Suktimanta and marched even North to Nepal of Now. There he defeated and won the land of Pashubhumi. Location of Pashubhumi has not been mentioned in any of the internet sites. However, Mahabharata Book of Sabha parva claims that to be very much Popular location, famous for Pilgrimage. Hence, only one name comes out and that is Pasupatinath, located at Kathmandu of Nepal. (Refer Map No 10)

The next position in Ancient India Map, where Bhima marched and found tribute for the King of Just was at Matsya. Capital of Matsya was Biratnagar. Biratnagar of Nepal is the place in present Map (See Map Numbered 11). This area has been wrongly dictated by Wikipedia as a Place in Rajasthan. While Bhima was exploding east, it is not possible that he went to the further point of West in Rajasthan, And moreover, that area (Rajasthan) was exploded by Nakula. Hence, calculation of Wikipedia is totally wrong.

From Virata, Bhima reaches Magadha, located presently at Rajgir of Bihar. Akhara of Jarasandha is still present there for tourist view. (See Map 12). There, Bhima got tributes from Sahadeva, the son of Jarasandha and he marched towards Anga then. Karna was the king of Anga and Bhima engaged in a difficult fight there with him. After a long battle of 7 days, he defeated and subjugated Karna and impulsed him to pay homage and tribute to Yudhisthira, the Just. Anga’s Location is in northern Bengal of Ancient India Map. Cooch Behar area of Bengal and Silchar of Tripura comes under the region of Anga. (See Map 13)

He then marched down of Bengal and defeated the Mallas (Wrestling tribe). Region of Mallas were there till the time of British at Singbhum of Jharkhand and Birbhum of Bengal. (See map 14) Conquering Samaka and Varmaka of Lower Bengal, he reached Tamralipta of Bengal in the Ancient India Map. Tamralipta was the ancient name of Tamluk of Bengal. (See Map 15) Vrikodara then attacked and won tributes and wealth from the Mlecchas or the fisherman tribes of South coastal area of Bengal and Orissa (Utkal). (Map 16) After conquering all these, he returned Indraprastha, in a route that has not been described in the book.

The map drawn here is totally based on the original Mahabharata Scripts about Bhima Digvijay. Almost all the places, mentioned and mapped in the article, are available over internet with marking. But, most of them, are marked wrongly without any proper justification. For example, empire of Matsya has been declared randomly, without any justification to Rajasthan. While, Bhima was marching at eastern side, is there any justification that he would move west towards Rajasthan?

These deliberate (might be to divert readers) or by mistakenly researched contents of Ancient India Map, a great inconvenience has been faced and after a deep research, the Ancient India Map has been configured with proper care and justification. So, it is expected that readers would put their comments, and while placing, try to put your justifications. Just referring some popular website is not a justification at all and will be made spam immediately.

Bhima Marches to Dasarnas : ancient India Map

About march of Bhima, there is need to mention initially that Arjuna earlier had earned tribute from Chitravahana of Manipura and Bhagadatta, the son of Narakausur from Pragjyotish. Hence, these two areas were left put by Bhima and hence from the Ancient India Map, shown above. Journey of Bhima starts from Panchala, which is located at East of Indraprastha. There he subjugated the sub-kings and made them pay homage to Yudhisthira. Panchala is located now in the lower part of Uttaranchal near Nainital. (See Map Numbered 2).

After that, Bhima with fiercefulness, as his nature was, subjugated the Kings of Gandhaka (Located at Almora, Uttaranchal See Map Numbered 3) and Videhas. Videha was the province where Devi Sita was born and is basically now in Nepal, capitalled with Mithila. Present Location of it is exactly at Janakpur in Nepal (See Map numbered 4). These three places are placed in the Ancient India Map, after well research. Research was necessary, since most of the websites and reputed sites, like Wikipedia are providing wrong details confidently.

Before reaching Dasarnas, Bheema won Ayodhya and Kosala, on both Banks of Saraju river. The present location of Ayodhya is not exactly the place where earlier Ayodhya was. In fact, the past Ayidhya city has been washed away by river Saraju. In the Ancient India Map, however, marking has been made to the Present Ayodhya only. (See Map Numbered 5). Dasarnas were attacked then. At Dasarna, a terrible fight was given by King Sudarman with Bare hands to Bhima. Bheema became exceedingly pleased with his prowess and placed him as the Army Chief of his troop. Location of Dasrana was at Ujjain of Madhya Pradesh and that also has been researched well, because of the wrong information, mentioned above. (See Location No 6)

Mistake in Ancient India Map by Wikipedia: Bhima's March to Virata

The next part of March from Bhima’s Side was through Madhya Pradesh only. He attacked and won Pulinda, located at Jabalpur of Madhya Pradesh in present map. (See Map, No 7). After winning King Rochaman of Aswamedha, he raced to the Vrishni land at the kingdom of Chedi. King of Chedi was Sisupala, who was the army general of Jarasandha. News of defeat of Jarasandha, the might, in a single handed and bare handed duel with Bhima, he showed inclination to resolve upon an ally relationship with Bhima. Hence, he escorted Bhima and paid homage to him for 30 days. In the meant time, he paid homage to the Just, Yudhisthira. Kingdom of Chedi in Ancient India Map, has a location which is presently at Bundlekhand of Madhya Pradesh. (Refer Map, No 8)

Bhima then retires from Madhya Pradesh and travels North Easterly. He enters Uttar Pradesh, of Now, and wins Kashi of Ancient India Map. Present location is at Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh. (Refer Map No 9). There he defeated King Suktimanta and marched even North to Nepal of Now. There he defeated and won the land of Pashubhumi. Location of Pashubhumi has not been mentioned in any of the internet sites. However, Mahabharata Book of Sabha parva claims that to be very much Popular location, famous for Pilgrimage. Hence, only one name comes out and that is Pasupatinath, located at Kathmandu of Nepal. (Refer Map No 10)

The next position in Ancient India Map, where Bhima marched and found tribute for the King of Just was at Matsya. Capital of Matsya was Biratnagar. Biratnagar of Nepal is the place in present Map (See Map Numbered 11). This area has been wrongly dictated by Wikipedia as a Place in Rajasthan. While Bhima was exploding east, it is not possible that he went to the further point of West in Rajasthan, And moreover, that area (Rajasthan) was exploded by Nakula. Hence, calculation of Wikipedia is totally wrong.

Ancient India Map from Bhima Digvijay : Bhima Returns

From Virata, Bhima reaches Magadha, located presently at Rajgir of Bihar. Akhara of Jarasandha is still present there for tourist view. (See Map 12). There, Bhima got tributes from Sahadeva, the son of Jarasandha and he marched towards Anga then. Karna was the king of Anga and Bhima engaged in a difficult fight there with him. After a long battle of 7 days, he defeated and subjugated Karna and impulsed him to pay homage and tribute to Yudhisthira, the Just. Anga’s Location is in northern Bengal of Ancient India Map. Cooch Behar area of Bengal and Silchar of Tripura comes under the region of Anga. (See Map 13)

He then marched down of Bengal and defeated the Mallas (Wrestling tribe). Region of Mallas were there till the time of British at Singbhum of Jharkhand and Birbhum of Bengal. (See map 14) Conquering Samaka and Varmaka of Lower Bengal, he reached Tamralipta of Bengal in the Ancient India Map. Tamralipta was the ancient name of Tamluk of Bengal. (See Map 15) Vrikodara then attacked and won tributes and wealth from the Mlecchas or the fisherman tribes of South coastal area of Bengal and Orissa (Utkal). (Map 16) After conquering all these, he returned Indraprastha, in a route that has not been described in the book.

Inconvenience in Ancient India Map Drawing

The map drawn here is totally based on the original Mahabharata Scripts about Bhima Digvijay. Almost all the places, mentioned and mapped in the article, are available over internet with marking. But, most of them, are marked wrongly without any proper justification. For example, empire of Matsya has been declared randomly, without any justification to Rajasthan. While, Bhima was marching at eastern side, is there any justification that he would move west towards Rajasthan?

These deliberate (might be to divert readers) or by mistakenly researched contents of Ancient India Map, a great inconvenience has been faced and after a deep research, the Ancient India Map has been configured with proper care and justification. So, it is expected that readers would put their comments, and while placing, try to put your justifications. Just referring some popular website is not a justification at all and will be made spam immediately.

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