(Last Updated on : 31/01/2009)
The present Ruhelkhanda and some other districts comprised this state, which was divided in two parts. Aahi-chatra and Kampilya were its capitals of the northern and southern parts respectively. Panchala was divided into Uttara-Panchala and Dakshina-Panchala. Counted among the sixteen Mahajanapadas, the northern Panchala had Chhatravati as its capital and the south had its capital at Kampilya. In Panchala is situated the renounced city of Kanyakubja. Like many other kingdoms it was seen that the Panchals too had shifted to a republican form of government in sixth and fifth century BCE from being a monarchy.