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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Surasena, Zurasena, shurasena

Śurasena was the name of a janapada or a country. It is one of the sixteen well-known janapadas that existed during the time of Mahābhārata. It was probably established by the king Sura, the father of Vasudeva and Kuntī. Its capital was Mathurā.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore