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Mathurā
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The Old Indian name M. designates two towns.

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[1] Indian locality at the confluence of the Yamuna and the Ganges

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The northern M. (also Méthōra/Μέθωρα in Megasthenes fr. 13a apud Arr. Ind. 8,5) in the land of Śūrasena, at the confluence of the Yamuna and the Ganges. It was an old and important centre of the cult of Kṛsṇa, but …

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Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki), “Mathurā”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e726520>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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