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Kingdoms in India at Time of Mahabharata

Kuru Dynasty in Mahabharata - Vedic Period (1700-600 BC)


In Mahabharata period, the kuru kingdom was the most prominent ruling kingdom. The rulers of Kuru Dynasty had defeated several Kings and all of them paid tributes to Hastinapur.

Bhishma, Dhritrashtra, Pandu, Duryodhan, Karna, Arjun, Yudhisthira and Bheema were prominent members of Kuru Dynasty.

There were several other kingdom and all of them constituted the Bharatvarsha in Vedic Period (1700-600 BC).

Map of Bharatvarsha at Time of Mahabharata


Here is the map which shows all kingdoms of Mahabharata period.






India was called Bharatvarsha at time of Mahabharata after the famous Kuru king named Bharata Chakravarti in Vedic Period (1700-600 BC) 

Kingdoms of Northern India

  1. Kuru Kingdom
  2. Panchala Kingdom
  3. Vatsa Kingdom
  4. Matsya Kingdom

Foreign Kingdoms of the North

  1. Darada Kingdom
  2. Parada Kingdom
  3. Parasika Kingdom
  4. Tushara Kingdom
  5. Huna Kingdom
  6. Hara Huna Kingdom
  7. Rishika Kingdom

Kingdoms of North Western India

  1. Trigarta Kingdom
  2. Salwa Kingdom
  3. Madra Kingdom
  4. Sindhu Kingdom
  5. Sauvira Kingdom
  6. Sivi Kingdom
  7. Kekeya Kingdom
  8. Gandhara Kingdom
  9. Youdheya Kingdom
  10. Kasmira Kingdom
  11. Kamboja Kingdom

Foreign Kingdoms to the North-West

  1. Bahlika Kingdom
  2. Parama Kamboja Kingdom
  3. Uttara Madra Kingdom
  4. Uttara Kuru Kingdom
  5. Yavana Kingdom
  6. Khasa Kingdom
  7. Saka Kingdom

Kingdoms of North-Central India

  1. Kosala Kingdom
  2. Kasi Kingdom
  3. Nishada Kingdom
  4. Dakshina Kosala Kingdom
  5. Malla Kingdom

Kingdoms of Western India

  1. Saraswata Kingdom
  2. Abhira Kingdom
  3. Sudra Kingdom
  4. Nishada Kingdom

Kingdoms of Western/Central India

  1. Surasena Kingdom
  2. Dwaraka Kingdom
  3. Anarta Kingdom
  4. Saurashtra Kingdom
  5. Nishadha Kingdom
  6. Gurjara Kingdom
  7. Karusha Kingdom
  8. Chedi Kingdom
  9. Kunti Kingdom
  10. Avanti Kingdom
  11. Malava Kingdom
  12. Heheya Kingdom
  13. Dasarna Kingdom

Kingdoms of Central India

  1. Vidarbha Kingdom
  2. Anupa Kingdom
  3. Surparaka Kingdom
  4. Nasikya Kingdom
  5. Konkana Kingdom
  6. Asmaka Kingdom
  7. Danda Kingdom
  8. Kalinga Kingdom

Kingdoms of Eastern India

  1. Magadha Kingdom
  2. Nishada Kingdom
  3. Kingdom of the Videhas
  4. Anga Kingdom
  5. Sonita Kingdom
  6. Kikata Kingdom
  7. Vanga Kingdom
  8. Pragjyotisha Kingdom
  9. Pundra Kingdom
  10. Suhma Kingdom
  11. Utkala Kingdom
  12. Odra Kingdom



Kingdoms of Southern India

  1. Andhra Kingdom
  2. Kishkindha Kingdom
  3. Gomanta Kingdom
  4. Karnata Kingdom
  5. Pallava Kingdom
  6. Kanchi Kingdom
  7. Tulu Kingdom
  8. Mushika Kingdom
  9. Chera Kingdom
  10. Pandya Kingdom
  11. Chola Kingdom
  12. Mahishaka Kingdom
  13. Satyaputra Kingdom
  14. Ay Kingdom
  15. Konkana Kingdom

Foreign Kingdoms of the South

  1. Sinhala
  2. Lanka

Kingdoms of the Himalayas

  1. Kirata Kingdom
  2. Himalaya Kingdom
  3. Parvata Kingdom
  4. Nepal Kingdom