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Purushotthama was the king of Paurava[?](the land of the Puru[?] tribe), one of the mahajanapadas (kingdoms) that originated from Aryan settlements in India. Its location was in what is now middle Punjab, the areas between the rivers Jelum[?] and Chenab[?] and its extent varied from time to time. Purushotthama was also knowm as Porus by the Greeks, and fought Alexander the Great in India. A city was named after him as Purushapura, which later came to be known as Peshawar (in Pakistan).

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