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Kamtha (कामठा) is a Village, 12 km from Gondia, in Gondia district of Maharashtra.



  • Kamatha (कामठा)/Kamtha (कामठा) (जिला भंडारा, महाराष्ट्र) (AS, p.168)


Gondia Airport is situated near Kamtha Village, 12 km from Gondia. This airstrip was built by the British in 1940, during World War II.

In Mahabharata

Kamatha is a Kamboja king mentioned in the Mahābhārata as one of the principal Kshatriyas taking part in the battle.

Karna Parva/Mahabharata Book VIII Chapter 51 describes terrible massacre and warriors who were killed on seventeenth day of War: Kamathas are mentioned in Mahabharata(VIII.51.18) [1] ....Of terrible deeds and exceedingly fierce, the Tusharas, the Yavanas, the Khasas, the Darvabhisaras, the Daradas, the Sakas, the Kamathas, the Ramathas, the Tanganas the Andhrakas, the Pulindas, the Kiratas of fierce prowess, the Mlecchas, the Mountaineers, and the races hailing from the sea-side, all endued with great wrath and great might, delighting in battle and armed with maces, these all--united with the Kurus and fighting wrathfully for Duryodhana's sake were incapable of being vanquished in battle by anybody else save thee, O scorcher of foes


विजयेन्द्र कुमार माथुर[2] ने लेख किया है ...कामठा (AS, p.168) (जिला गोंदिया महाराष्ट्र) गोंदिया- बालाघाट मार्ग पर चंगेरी टीले के निकट है. 300 वर्ष प्राचीन शिव मंदिर, जो तांत्रिक शैली से प्रभावित है, यहां का उल्लेखनीय स्मारक है. अनेक प्राचीन मूर्तियां भी यहां से प्राप्त हुई हैं.

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  1. उग्राश च करूरकर्माणस तुखारा यवनाः खशाः, दार्वाभिसारा दरदा: शका रमठ तङ्गणाः (VIII.51.18)
  2. Aitihasik Sthanavali by Vijayendra Kumar Mathur, p.168