Bīrūnī, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, Alberuni's India (v. 1)

(London :  Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.,  1910.)



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202                           ALBERUNPS INDIA.

appear as red.    The descent towards Tibet and China is
less than one farsakh.''^

From Kanoj Marching from Kanoj towards the south-east, on the
western side of the Ganges, you come to the realm of

Page 99. Jajdhuti, ■^o farsakh irovci Kanoj. The capital of the
country is Kajurdha. Between this town and Kanoj
there are two of the most famous fortresses of India,
Gwaliyar (Gw^alior) and Kalanjar. Dahdla [—farsakli],
a country the capital of which is Tiauri, and the ruler
of which is now Gangeya.

The realm of Kannakara, 20 farsakh.    Apsilr, Bana-
vds, on the sea-coast.

From Kanoj Marching from Kanoj towards the south-west, you
come to A si, vS farsakh from Kanoj; Sahanyd, ly far¬
sakh; Jandrd, i^ farsakh; Bdjauri, i^ farsakh; Bazdna,
the capital of Guzarat, 20 farsakh. This town is called
Ndrdyan by our people. After it had fallen into
decay the inhabitants migrated to_another place called
Jadiira (?).

From Ma-         The distaucc between Mahura and Kanoj is the same

DhL." as that between-]Ka&©j- and Bazana, viz. 28 farsakh.
If a man travels from Mahlira to Ujain, he passes
through villages which are only five farsakh and less dis¬
tant from each other. At the end of a march of 35 far¬
sakh, he comes to a large village c^led D'ddalii ; thence
to Bctmahur, ly farsakh from Diidahi; Bhdilsdn, 5 far¬
sakh, a place most famous among the Hindus. The
name of the town is identical with that of the idol wor¬
shipped there. Thence to Ardin, gfarsakh. Theidoi
worshipped there is called Mahakdla,.   Dhdr, y farsakh.

FromBa-         Marching from Bazana southward, you come to Mai-

Mandagir. wdr, 2^ favscikh from Bazana, This is a kingdom the
capital of which is Jattaraur. From this town to
Malava and its capital, Dhdr, the distance is 20 farsakh.
The city of Ujain lies 7 farsakh to the east of Dhdr.

From Ujain to Bhailasan, which likewise belongs to
Malava, the distance is 10 farsakh.
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