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Shodasa Mahajanapadas: Names, Location, Capitals, Map

All sixteen Mahajanpadas of Gautam Buddha’s period with their Capitals and Locations 

In ancient India, there were sixteen major districts in north India according to the Buddha and Jain Literature. They were known as Mahajanpadas. Vajji and Malla were only republics and other fourteen were monarchial states.  

Sr No

Mahajanpadas

Capitals

Location

1

Kashi

Banaras

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

2

Kosala

Shravasti/Kushavati

Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh

3

Ang

Champa

Munger & Bhagalpur, Bihar

4

Magadh

Patliputra

Patna, Bihar

5

Vajji

Vaishali

Muzaffarpur, Bihar

6

Malla

Kushinagar

Eastern Uttar Pradesh

7

Chedi

Suktimati

Banda, Uttar Pradesh

8

Vatsa

Kausambi

Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

9

Kuru

Indraprastha/Hastinapur

Delhi & Haryana

10

Panchal

Ahichhatra/Kampilya

Rohilkhand division, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand

11

Matsya or Machcha

Viratnagar

Alwar, Bharatpur, Jaipur, Rajasthan

12

Surasena

Mathura

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

13

Assaka or Ashmaka

Potali/Potana

Buldana, Maharashtra

14

Avanti

Ujjain/Mahishmati

Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

15

Gandhara

Taxila

Kabul & Rawalpindi, Pakistan

16

Kamboj

Rajpur

Kashmir


 

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