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Avantipur, Jammu and Kashmir
Avantipur is the ancient capital of Kashmir which was founded by the Hindu ruler Maharaja Avanti Varman. The place which is located at the outskirts of Kashmir valley at a distance of 29 kms south of Srinagar is marked by the ruins of ancient Shiva temple. The area also includes the shrine of Vaishnu which is half a mile above Avantipuram.
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