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Abhimanyukhera is an ancient mound situated at Amin, in Kurukshetra District, Haryana. The mound is about 650x250 m with a height of 8-10 m.

It is believed to be the historic site of 'Chakravyuha' (a circular array of the forces or an impasse), arranged by the army of the Kauravas, under the command of Dronacharya. It is said that Abhimanyu, son of Arjuna, was trapped in the 'Chakravyuha' and killed here during the great Mahabharat war.

Several excavations had unearthed two inscribed red stone pillars bearing relics of Yaksha and other decorative designs of 2nd century BC. These remnants of the past were now showcased in the National Museum of Natural History, New Delhi. Shreds of 'Painted Grey Ware' have also been picked up from the mound.

The nearest airport is at Chandigarh. Amin Railway Station is the nearest railhead.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Kurukshetra


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