Anga Kingdom

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Anga is described in the Mahabharata as a kingdom in the eastern parts of India.

In the Mahabharata, the Anga king Romapada was a friend of Kosala king Dasharatha. Kosala Princess Shāntā, elder to Raghava Rama, lived as the daughter of Romapada, since he was childless. Duryodhana established Karna as the ruler of Angas. It is believed that there were many Anga kings who ruled different parts of Anga kingdom, contemporary to Karna. Champapuri was the capital of Anga ruled by Karna. Magadha (south-west Bihar) king Jarasandha gifted another city called Malinipuri, to the Anga king Karna.[citation needed]

Kings of Anga

  1. Anga
  2. Khalapana
  3. Diviratha
  4. Dharmaratha
  5. Chitraratha or Romapada was the adopted son of king Dharmaratha.

In Dwaparayuga King Karna of Anga was mentioned in Mahabharatha and charioteer adhiratha who was the adopted father of Karna also was a descendant of Romapada.

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