PURA1VDHAR T11 L Uh'A
. 'PtMnAta: -`An ancient kingdom in' the south-west of Mysore
with its capital at Kitthipuri, no~v Kittur, on the Kabbani. It was
a 'six thousand' province, And was absorbed into the Ganga kingdom
in the fifth century. In the fourth century B. c., Bl adrabahu, the. Jain
leader, who is traditionally^ said to have been accompanied by Chandra.,
gupta,'and.who died at Sravana-Belgola, directed the migration he had
conducted to the South to proceed to: Pupnata, when 'he found that
his own end was approaching. It is mentioned as Founnata by Ptolemy,-
` who adds regarding it ' where is beryl.'
Puntamba.-Town in the Kopargaon tTiluka of Ahmadnagar Dis-
tract, Bombay, situated in r9° 44' N. and 74°37^ E,, on the Godavari
12 miles south-east of Kopargaon town, and on the Dhond-Manmad
Railway. Population (igor), 5,89o, including a hamlet of 1,745. The
traders are Marwaris and' Brahmans.' Puntamba has fourteen modern
temples, and two flights of steps or ghats to the Godavari, one built by
`Ahalya Bai, the great temple-.building princess of Indore (1767-95),
and the other by one Shivram Dumal, The chief temple dates from the
middle of the seventeenth century and belongs to-Changdev, a famous'
saint said to have had r,4oo disciples.
Pur (i).-Ancient town in the Bh lwara district of the 'State of
Udaipur, Rajputana, situated in 250 r 8'N. and 7q.° 33'E., about' 7a miles
north=east of Udaipur city, and about 7 miles south-west of Bbilwara
station on the Rajputana'-Malwa Railway.' Population (1901), 4,498. A
primary school is attended by 34' boys; . Garnets are found in the vicinity.
The Porwal MahAf ans are said to take their name from this place.
Pur (a).-Town in the District and tahsil of Muzaffarnagar United
Provinces, situated in 29° 39' N. and 77° 5r' D., 16 miles north of
MuMffarnagar town, on the metalled road to Roorkee. Population
(igoi), 6,384. The, town is surrounded by flne groves and contains
some good brick houses; but the I drainage is defective. In the low
waste land close' by an important camp is formed for artillery practice
every cold season. The town is administered under Act XX of 185`6,
with an income of about Rs. r,5oo.
Purandhar Ta1uka._Tdluka : of Poona District; Bombay, lying
between 18° 6' and 18° 27' N. and 73° 51' and 74° ;r9' E., with an
area of 470 square miles. It contains one town, SASVAD (population;
6,294), the head-quarters; and go villages. The population in 19or
was. 7 ,716, compared with 89,too. in r89r. The density, 155 persons
per square mile, is below the District average. The: demand for land
reVenue.in' 1903-4 was 1•2 lakhs and for cesses Rs.9,5oo. The wuha
i% for, the most, part a hill tract. The ranges run north:-east and south-
west, dividing it into two valleys, along which flow almpst parallel._
streams: A spur of the Western Ghats, which forms the watershed'
between the Bhima and the Nim, runs along the northern boundary.
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