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The ancient site of Shravasti, a vast area of ruins known at the present day as Sahet Mahet or Set Mahet, lies on the border district of Gonda and Shravasti. It was the capital of Uttar Kosala. It is located about 16 Kms from Balrampur, 83 Kms north of Ayodhya and 1,152km.from Rajgir. The town was founded by Sravasta, a king of Solar race Sahet. Shravasti is the Savatthi or Savatthipura of the Buddhists and Chandrapura or chandrikapuri of the Jainas. Savatthi is the pali and ardhamagadhi form of the Sanskrit name Sravasti.

[Source (37) 16-May-04]

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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