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Kaushambi Mahotsav-2023

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: PIB

 Context: Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation inaugurated Kaushambi Mahotsav-2023


About Kaushambi:

Category Importance
Location Located on the Yamuna River about 56 km southwest of Prayagraj (Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh)
Mahajanapadas Kaushambi was the capital of the Vatsa Kingdom, one of the 16 Mahajanapadas
Buddhism During Buddha’s time, Kaushambi was one of the six most important and prosperous towns in India.
Trade centres in ancient times Kaushambi has been the nerve centre of ancient Indian communications as the principal routes from north to south and east to west met at the city. It was a terminus of river traffic and an important emporium of Madhyadesa.
Pillars of Ashoka The pillars of Ashoka are found both in Kosambi and in Allahabad
Coinage The tribal society at Kosambi made cast copper coinage with punch marks