The Mahabharata Tribe - Asmaka (अश्मक) - The Puranas associate them with the Iksvaku line of Kshatriyas and Buddha scriptures refer to their land as a Mahajanapada. Identified with Paithan in Aurangabad district, this janapada may have comprised modern Nasik and Aurangabad. Fought with the Pandavas (VII. 61.39).
- धृष्टथ्युम्नश च थुर्धर्षः शिखण्डी चापराजितः
- अश्मकाः केकयाश चैव कषत्रधर्मा च सौमकिः (VII. 61.39)
Distribution in Uttar Pradesh
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