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What is the mythological importance of Vidarbha ?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 12 Mar '13 05:53 pm
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Damayanti, the wife of Nala was the princess of Vidarbha. Similarly Rukmini, the eldest wife of Vasudeva Krishna was from Vidarbha. Sage Agastya's wife Lopamudra, also was a princess from the country of Vidarbha. Kundinapuri was its capital, which is identified as Kundapur in the eastern Maharashtra. Rukmini's brother Rukmi founded another kingdom with capital Bhojakata, close to Vidarbha proper. During the Kurukshetra War, when all other kingdoms participated in the battle, Vidarbha under Rukmi stayed neutral, because his army was rejected by both Pandavas and Kauravas who were the two parties engaged in the war. It is not clear if any other king from Vidarbha participated in the war. There is a mention in Mahabharat that a Vidarbha army sided with Kauravas under the generalissimo Bhishma.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 12 Mar '13 05:55 pm

 
  
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Damayanti, the wife of Nala; Rukmini, the eldest wife of Sri Krishna; and Sage Agastya's wife Lopamudra, were from Vidarbha.
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 12 Mar '13 06:18 pm

 
  
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Damayanti, the wife of Nala was the princess of Vidarbha. Similarly Rukmini, the eldest wife of Vasudeva Krishna was from Vidarbha. Sage Agastya's wife Lopamudra, also was a princess from the country of Vidarbha.
Answered by anantharaman, 12 Mar '13 08:27 pm

 
  
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During the Kurukshetra War, when all other kingdoms participated in the battle, Vidarbha under Rukmi stayed neutral, because his army was rejected by both Pandavas and Kauravas who were the two parties engaged in the war. It is not clear if any other king from Vidarbha participated in the war. There is a mention in Mahabharat that a Vidarbha army sided with Kauravas under the generalissimo Bhishma.
Answered by Quest, 12 Mar '13 07:56 pm

 
  
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Nala got married damayanthi, who hails from vidharbh
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 12 Mar '13 06:34 pm

 
  
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No idea
Answered by conviction, 12 Mar '13 05:57 pm

 
  
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