करुष

karush mahabharat mean ullekhit ek pauranik sthan hai. mahabharat udyog parv[1] mean karush aur chedi deshoan ka ekatr ullekh hai jisase iangit hota hai ki ye parshvavarti desh rahe hoange-

'upashritashchedi karushakashche sarvodyogairbhoomipala: sameta:'.

mahabharat udyog parv[2] mean bhi chedi naresh shishupal aur karush raj ka ekasath hi nam aya hai-

yashomanau vardhayanh paandavanaanpurabhinachchhishupalan samikshyayasy sarvevardhayanti smamanan karusharaj pramukha narendra:'.

chedi vartaman jabalapur (madhy pradesh) ke parivarti desh ka nam tha. karush isake dakshin mean sthit raha hoga. baghelakhand aur bundelakhand ka kuchh bhag karush ke aantargat tha. yah tathy vayu puran ke nimn uddharan se bhi pusht hota hai-

karushashch sahaishikatavya: shabarastatha,
puliandarvidhyapushika vaidarbhadandakai: sah.'[3]

yahaan karushoan ka ullekh shabaroan, puliandoan vaidarbhoan, dandakavanavasiyoan, ataviyoan aur viandhyapushikoan ke sath mean kiya gaya hai. ye sab jatiyaan viandhyachal ke aanchal mean nivas karati thian. mahabharat, sabha parv[4] mean bhi karushoan ka ullekh hai. vishnupuran mean karushoan ko malav desh ke asapas desh mean nivasit mana gaya hai-

'karusha malavashchaiv pariyatranivasin:,
sauvira: saiandhava hoona: salva: kosalavasin:.'[5]

pauranik ullekhoan se jnat hota hai ki shrikrishn ke samay karush ka raja dantavakr tha. isane magadh rajy jarasandh ko mathura nagari par chadhaee karane mean sahayata di thi.


tika tippani aur sandarbh

  1. mahabharat udyog parv 22, 25
  2. mahabharat udyog parv 22, 27
  3. vayu puran 45, 126
  4. mahabharat, sabha parv 52, 8
  5. 2,3,17