Ekacakra, where?

B. Reusch reusch at UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU
Mon Jun 14 00:06:31 UTC 1999

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Deal list members,
A colleague currently on the road writes to me with the following query.
The best I can do for him, it appears, is for me to pass the questions on
to you. Could some of you help me out? Thanks.

>I am trying to find information about the possible location of the
>Mahabharata town of Ekacakraa where the Pandavas first settled after
>escaping the burning house of lac. In West Bengal, there is a village named
>Ekacakraa which claims to be that town. An eighteenth century Gaudiya
>Vaishnava work, the Bhakti-ratnaakara, also affirms this claim for the
>village. I would appreciate any help with the following:
>Are there any
>competing claims for the location of this town, either by scholars or
>traditional Hindus? Are there any scholarly articles, or references in
>books, which deal with this?
>Thank you very much.

Beatrice Reusch
University of California, Berkeley

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