- This article is about the kingdom of Saurashtra in Indian epic literature. For the region, see Saurashtra.
was one among the many kingdoms ruled by Yadava
kings in the central and western India. Other kingdoms in this group include Chedi Kingdom
, Dasarna Kingdom
, Surasena Kingdom
or Vraja Kingdom
, Karusha Kingdom
, Kunti Kingdom
, Avanti Kingdom
, Malava Kingdom
, Gurjara Kingdom
, Anarta Kingdom
, Dwaraka Kingdom
, Heheya Kingdom
and Vidarbha Kingdom
It is roughly the southern Gujarat
including the peninsular region. The name Surat
, a modern city of Gujarat, is derived from the name Saurashtra.
The peninsular region forming the southern Gujarat is still known as Saurashtra
References in Mahabharata
Sahadeva's Military Campaign
- Mahabharata, Book 2, Chapter 30
And next turning his forces against the Paurava kingdom, Sahadeva
vanquished and reduced to subjection the monarch thereof. And the prince, after this, with great efforts brought Akriti, the princess of Saurashtra
and official message girl of the Kausikas under his sway. The virtuous princess, while staying in the kingdom of Saurashtra
sent an amiguously flamboyant ambassador unto king Rukmin of Bhishmaka within the territories of Bhojakata.
Karna rebuking Shalya
Karna, when angry with Shalya, rebukes him and those who have cultural similarity with his race.
- Mahabharata, Book 8, Chapter 45
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