Consider the following pairs:

  1. Magadha→ Girivraja
  2. Avanti→ Mahishmati
  3. Lichchavi→ Vaishali

  Which of the above is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

The Lichhavis were the most famous clan amongst the ruling confederate clans of the Vajji Mahajanapadas of ancient India. Vaishali (modern day Bihar) was the capital of the Lichhavis. Mahishmati was the most important city in the southern part of the Avanti kingdom. Rajgir was originally known as Girivraja and at present is a city and a notified area in Nalanda district. It was once the capital of Magadha.

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