“We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.” He also said, “When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.”- ALBERT EINSTEIN.
Pandavas and Kauravas were cousins and hated each other. The warfare that took place between them was very fierce and blood streaming. The most disturbing facts about life happened to occur during the war. One such fact was the existence of Karna. It is said that Kunti, the mother of Pandavas once happened to fall in love with the Sun God and that is when she was blessed with a baby boy Karna. But then she wasn’t married and was afraid of losing her reputation. So she set the baby to sail across the river. That is how Karna was separated from Kunti and this led him to develop anger towards his mother and the Pandavas and that was how he turned out to be in favor of the Kauravas who treated him like their own brother. Angadesh, also known as the Malini Nagari in the Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh was ruled by Karna as throned by his friend Duryodhana. This place is one of the Shakti Peethas as Sati’s right hand had fallen here and a temple, Khaira Bhawani is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and has been one of the famous pilgrim places of India. Interesting? Time to book cheap flight tickets to India!
Based on Mahabharata evidence, the kingdom of the Angas roughly corresponded to the districts of Lakhisarai, Begusarai, Bhagalpur, Banka, Purnia, Munger, Katihar and Jamui in Bihar;the districts of Deoghar, Godda, and Sahebganj in Jharkhand and the districts of Malda and Uttar Dinajpur in Bengal. Anga was bounded by river Koshi on the north. According to the Mahabharata, Duryodhana had named Karna the King of Anga. Sabhaparava of Mahabharata mentions Anga and Vanga as forming one country. The Katha-Sarit-Sagara also attests that Vitankapur, a city of Anga was situated on the shores of the sea. Thus the boundaries of Anga may have extended to the sea in the east. Gonda, Uttar Pradesh – Malini Nagari was the capital of an ancient region of the Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh. Karna was the King of this state. Duryodhan had received this state as a gift from Jarasandh. The capital Malini Nagari is a Shaktipeeth.
Gonda is also known for Ghagh, a legendary agriculture and weather specialist of folk culture. Mahakavi Ghagh, Adam Gondavi, Suresh Mokalpuri, Shiva Kant Mishra ‘Vidrohi’, Satish Arya – the poets of Hindi literature belong to this district. Urdu poet Niyaz Ahmed “Saher” (1939–2010)- the adopted son of Jigar Moradabadi, also belong to Gonda. The founder of the Swaminarayan Sampradaya, Swaminarayan was born as Ghanshyam Pandey in the village Chhapaiya of Gonda district. As a child, he also lived in Ayodhya and visited the town of Gonda on a pilgrimage with his parents. The Swaminarayan Akshardham temple in New Delhi is dedicated to him, as Akshardham is his divine abode. Acharya Patanjali born 200 years before the Christian era, who is called as Father or founder of Yoga hailed from Gonda in Uttar Pradesh. Seems like Karna wasn’t the only one who has had memories with this sacred place!
Visit this place in Uttar Pradesh if you wish to know more stories about everything. People here are waiting to tell you their versions of the fantasies and the legendary myths that they have heard from their ancestors who in turn heard it from theirs. Book cheap flights to New Delhi as it is the city located nearby. Get down at Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport and then you can take any form of transport from there. Make sure you cover this place as much as you can because every nook and corner holds significance. We at Indian Eagle are available all around the clock to book last minute flights to India too. So don’t worry and start packing. Angadesh awaits your arrival.