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Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (Retd.)

Gonda District Map

Sahet-Mahet (सहेत महेत) village is in Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh. Alexander Cunningham has identified it with ancient Sravasti of Buddhist period.[1]

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Location

The ruined city of Sahet-Mahet is situated between Akaona and Balrampur, at 5 miles from the former and 12 miles from the latter, and at nearly equal distances from Bahraich and Gonda.

History

Alexander Cunningham has identified it with ancient Sravasti of Buddhist period. He[2] writes that Now, as this is the exact distance from Ajudhya of the great ruined city on the south bank of the Rapti, called Sahet-Mahet, in which I discovered a colossal statue of Buddha with an inscription containing the name of Sravasti itself, I have no hesitation in correcting Hwen Thsang' s distance from 500 li to 350 li, as proposed above. The ruined city of Sahet-Mahet is situated between Akaona and Balrampur, at 5 miles from the former and 12 miles from the latter, and at nearly equal distances from Bahraich and Gonda.

शीट्ठमिट्ठनगर

शीट्ठमिट्ठनगर = Sahet-Mahet सहेत महेत (Sravasti: श्रावस्ती) (AS, p.903): दे. जैन स्तोत्र तीर्थ माला चैत्य वंदन - 'विंध्यस्थं भनशीट्ठमीट्ठनगरे राजद्रहे-श्रीनगे'[3]

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