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1-Devtaa Built Cities


1-Devtaa Built Cities
[From     Bhavishya Puraan, 3/19]

It is really interesting to know that some cities were established by Devee and Devtaa only. Bhavishya Puraan describes the origin of Braahman, in its 3-Pratisarg, 4th Part. It says that after 1,000 years of Kali Yug passed a Braahman named Kaashyap [3-Pratisarg-5] came on Prithvi by the order of Devtaa. He had 10 sons. One of those sons' name was Shukla. All these cities were built by Devee for Agni Vanshee kings.

Built by Lakshmee Jee for Brahmaa Jee. Vayahaani (Chapahaani or Chauhaans) ruled there.

Ambaavatee Puree
Built by Ambaa Devee, King Pramar ruled there.

Krishn gave this Dwaarakaa to Shukla (Kaashyap's son), as Shukla pleased Krishn by doing Tapasyaa on Raivat mountain.
[Which is this Dwaarakaa? Dwaarakaa is said to be sunk in the sea by Krishn Himself when He wanted to leave Prithvi.]

Gaud Desh
This place was not only built by her, but she lived there. Shak named king, worshipped Mahaalakshmee. After 3 years, she lived there in the form of Kaamaakshee to please her Bhakt.

Initially Indraprasth city was inhabited by Paandav with the help of Indra, that is why it was named as Indraprasth.
Vayahaani's son was Tomar who worshipped Shiv for one year, so pleased with his worship he gave him Indraprasth city.

From Chauhaan Vansh, there was a king named Mantradev whose son was Jayasinh. He inhabited this city.

Kaanyakubj (present Kannauj)
Raashtrapaal's son Prajaya also worshipped Shaaradaa Devee. Pleased with his worship, she appeared before him in the form of a Kanyaa (girl) and asked him to ask for a Var. He asked for a city, so she gave him this city. Since it was given by a Kanyaa and the place itself was a bit odd shaped, that it was called Kaanyakubj - Kaanya means Kanyaa, and Kubj means odd shaped.

Kalikaataa Puree (present Calcutta)
Kaalivarmaa, a descendent of Parihaar, worshipped Mahaakaalee. Pleased with him, she showered many buds of several flowers which created a city, which became famous with the name of Kalikaataa Puree.
[According to "A New History of India" by Lumpert - " There was a Kaalee shrine from which "ghaat" (steps) descended to the water, hence its name was Calcattaa may have been derived from the words "Kaalee-Ghaat"." It matches with the above description.]

Parihaar, a knower of Atharv Ved, worshipped Devee. Pleased with his worship, Devee built a beautiful city (of 1 and 1/2 Yojan extension) on Chitrakoot Parvat for him. Kali was imprisoned in this city and Kali never enters this city, that is why this city became famous with the name "Kalinjar".

Raashtrapaal worshipped Shaaradaa Devee and attained Vaishnavee Power. Devee kindly gave him this city protected by Mani Dev.

According to Padm Puraan, 5/16, this city was built by Devtaa.

Paudanya City
According to MBH, 3-youth/8  Paudanya city was inhabited by Ashmak, the son of Saudaas and Madayantee, born from Vashishth Jee.

According to Bhavishya Puraan, p 99, Saambpur was inhabited by Saamb, Krishn's son from Jaambvatee. 

Built and inhabited by Emperor Shaah Jahaan, during 17th century AD. It was built in 10 years.

There are some other cities and countries which have their own stories -

A kingdom in the region which later became known as Udeesaa (Orissa). The name of this kingdom became immortal in the history of India because of the tragic invasion of Emperor Ashok in 260 BC. He captured it by winning perhaps the fiercest war in the history of India. It is said that in this war 100,000 soldiers were killed, more than the number of helpers and civilians died, and 150,000 were made prisoners of war. Even though Ashok won this war, killing of so many people and destruction of the society at this scale changed his mind and he had decided to win people not by war but by goodness. He converted to Buddhism and started spreading Buddhism with the same vigor with which he used to wage wars. Kaling kingdom again flourished and prospered.
[Aangiras, p 101]

Name of a country, later called Cambodia. The word Cambodia is derived from the Sanskrit word Kambuj. Part of what became Cambodia was called Funnan in the 2nd century AD. This kingdom was established by Kaundinya - a Hindu King who along with his descendants ruled the country for a 100 years. In the 4th century, another descendant of Kaundinya took over the country and established Hindu culture throughout the country. Hindu ruled this country until the end of the 13th century, where Ved were recited regularly. The last great Hindu King of Kambuj was Jayavarmaa, the VIIth, who, extended his empire to include what later became Northern Myanmaar, Vietnaam, Laaos, Thaailand and northern Malayasia.

In the 13th century Kambuj was taken over by a Buddhist monarch. From then on Hindu rule was replaced by Buddhist. Cambodia contains the famous Angkor Vat Temple of Vishnu which reflects the height of achievement of Hindu architecture. Its many ideas have been incorporated in the construction of Taaj Mahal.
[Aangiras, p 97]

A city in western UP. This is one of the oldest city of the world. It is 4,000 or more years old. It was the capital of Kaanyakubj kingdom, when Jahnu, the ancestor of King Kaushik, the grandfather of Vishwaamitra, ruled. Perhaps Jahnu was the founder of this kingdom. The kingdom of Kaanyakubj came to an end when Vishwaamitra decided to leave it and become an ascetic Braahman.

King Harshvardhan made it his capital in the beginning of the 7th century AD. Harsh is famous for organizing a religious conference in which close to 1,000 religious leaders participated, including the Buddhist Chinese visitor Huen Saang. This conference lasted for 21 days. The lecture of Huen Saang on Mahaayaan annoyed Heenyaan Buddhists and they tried to harm him physically, but Harsh saved him. While the deliberations of the conference annoyed Braahman and they tried to kill the King himself, but failed.

It became famous again, after 100 years, when Yashovarmaa became its King and extended it to all the way to what later became Bangaal. In 12th century AD, Jayachand became its ruler. After him its culture decayed completely.
[Aangiras, p 95]

A town where Siddhaarth (later known as Gautam Buddha or Shaakya Muni) was born.


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