Early Thai Religion

Sat May 20 02:32:46 UTC 2000

Ven Tantra wrote:

> Indian kings already knew of the far
> off land called Suvar.nabhuumi.

Is this the same pace as Suvar.na-dviipa ?   I have always understood
from Buddhist and other sources that this is an old name for Sumatra.

> Indeed, there are ancient Sanskrit
> treatises that classify Cambodia as one of the great
> sixteen states of India.

There was also a Kaambuja to the north of India -- this is possibly
the one included among the 16 janapadas.

Best wishes,
Stephen Hodge

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