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A Dictionary of Hinduism

W. J. Johnson

An ancient city on the Yamunā river in what is now Uttar Pradesh (a modern city of the same name lies a few miles away), and one of the seven ancient holy cities of India. Mathurā lay at the meeting point of three major trade routes, which accounts, historically, for its immense commercial and cultural importance. Said to have been ruled over initially by the ... ...

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