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SAUBHA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] A magical city, apparently first mentioned in the Yajurveda. An aerial city belonging to Harischandra, and according to popular belief still visible occasionally. It is also called Khapura, Pratimargaka, and Tranga. In the Mahabharata an aerial or self-supporting city belonging to the Daityas, on the shore of the ocean, protected by the Salwa king.

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