खाण्डवप्रस्थ

khandavaprasth mahabharat prasiddh hastinapur ke nikat sthit ek prachin nagar tha. yahaan mahabharat kal se poorv pururava, ayu, nahush tatha yayati ki rajadhani thi. kuru ki yah prachin rajadhani budhaputr ke lobh ke karan muniyoan dvara nasht kar di gee thi.

  • yudhishthir ko jab prarambh mean, dyoot-kri da se poorv, adha rajy mila tha to dhritarashtr ne pandavoan se khandavaprasth mean apani rajadhani banane tatha phir se us prachin nagar ko basane ke lie kaha tha-

'ayu: pururava rajan nahuvashch yayatina, tatraiv nivasanti sm khandavahh venupottam.
rajadhani tu sarveshaan pauravanaan mahabhuj, vinashitan muniganailoanbhadh budhasutasy ch.
tasmattvan khandavaprasthan puran rashtran ch vardhay.'[1]

  • pandavoan ne khandavaprasth pahuanch kar us prachin nagar ke sthan par ek ghor van dekha-
'pratasthire tato ghoran vanan tanmanucharshabha: artharajyasy sanprapy khandavaprasthamavishanh'[2]
  • khandavaprasth ke sthan par hi indraprasth namak naya nagar basaya gaya tha, jo bhavi dilli ka keandr bana-
'vishvakarmanh mahaprajn adyaprabhrititatpuramh indraprasthamitikhyatan divyan ramyan bhavishyati.'
  • khaandavavan khandavaprasth ke nikat hi sthit tha, jise shrikrishn aur arjun ne agni dev ki prerana se bhasm kar diya.
  • khandavaprasth ka ullekh anyatr bhi kee jagahoan par hua hai. 'panchavishabrahman'[3] mean raja abhipratarin ke purohit dvara khandavaprasth mean kie ge yajn ka ullekh hai. abhipratarin janamejay ka vanshaj tha.
  • jis prakar poorv uddharanoan se spasht hai, khandavaprasth ki sthiti vartaman nee dilli ke nikat rahi hogi. prachin indraprasth paandavoan ke purane qile ke nikat basa hua tha.

khandavavan ka dahan

khandavaprasth ke sthan par paandavoan ki indraprasth namak nee rajadhani banane ke pashchath agni dev ne krishn aur arjun ki sahayata se khaandavavan ko bhasm kar diya tha. nishchay hi is van mean kuchh anary jatiyoan- jaise nag aur danav logoan ka nivas tha, jo paandavoan ki nee rajadhani ke lie bhay upasthit kar sakate the. takshak nag isi van mean rahata tha aur yahian may danav namak mahan yaantrik ka nivas tha, jo bad mean paandavoan ka mitr ban gaya aur jisane indraprasth mean yudhishthir ka adabhut sabhabhavan banaya. khaandavavan-dah ka prasang mahabharat, adiparv[4] mean savistar se varnit hai. kaha jata hai ki may danav ka ghar vartaman merath ke nikat tha aur khaandavavan ka vistar merath se dilli tak, 45 mil (lagabhag 72 ki.mi.) ke lagabhag tha. mahabharat mean jalate hue khaandavavan ka b da hi romaanchakari varnan hai-

'sarvat: parivaryath saptarchijvalanastaya dadah khaandavan davan yugaantamiv darshayankhh pratigriha samavishy tadavanan bharatarshabh meghastanit nirghosh: sarvabhootanyakampayath. dahh yatastasy ch babhau roopandavasy bharat, meroriv nageandrasy kirnasyaanshumatoanashubhi:.[5]
  • khaandavavan ke jalate samay iandr ne usaki raksha ke lie ghor vrishti ki, kiantu arjun aur krishn ne apane shastrastroan ki sahayata se use viphal kar diya.