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Ancient Mound Amin


Ancient Mound Amin

Location -: Village-Amin, District : Kurukshetra

Situation -: Located on Kurukshetra Badthal road, about 8 km from Kurukshetra

Under protection of -: Government of India

Period -: Circa 10th century BC to 1st Century AD

History and description -: The name of the village, Amin, is derived from Abhimanyu, the son of Arjun, the hero of Mahabharata. The ancient site at this village is popularly known as 'Abhimanyukhera'. It is believed that this is the site of famous Chakravyuha, arranged by the Kauravas to fight with Pandavas. Abhimanyu, the son of Arjun had been trapped in this Chakravyuha and killed during Mahabharata war. The ancient site, in the shape of a mound, occupies an area of 650x250 m. with maximum height of 10 m. Two inscribed red sandstone pillars adorn with reliefs of Yaksha and other decorative motifs of Circa 2nd century BC were found here and at present are displayed in the Sculpture Gallery at National Museum, New Delhi.

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