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Read about the Khandava forest at the Urday website.

KHANDAVA, KHANDAVAPRASTHA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] A forest and country on the banks of the Yamuna, which the Pandavas received as their motiety when Dhritrarashtra divided his kingdom. In it they built the city of Indraprastha and made it their capital. The forest was consumed with fire by the god Agni assisted by Krishna and Arjuna.


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