The kingdom of Kamboja of the Skanda Purana is said to have encompassed about ten lakh (=one million) villages and towns. This big number undoubtedly is a Puranic exaggeration, but, at least, it irrefragably establishes that ancient Kamboja country was indeed a considerable kingdom.
- Skanda Purana, I.ii.33; & I.iiu.2.17; Studies in Skanda Purana, 1978, p 59, A. B. L. Awasthi.
- Op cit., p 1, A. B. L. Awasthi.
- Studies in Skanda Purana, 1978, p 59, A. B. L. Awasthi; History of Punjab, Vol I, 1996, (editors) Dr L. M. Joshi, Dr Fauja Singh, Publication Bureau, Punjabi University Patiala; Cosmo. Geography, pp 100-101, D. C. Sircar; Geography of Ancient and Medieval India, 1971, p. 261; History of Mediaeval Hindu India, 1979, p 42, Chintaman Vinayak Vaidya; These Kamboja People, 1979, p 60, Kirpal Singh.
- According to Dr D. C. Sircar, Kamboja, as referred to in the Puranas and Tantric traditions, may be supposed to have encompassed a wide area extending from the Pancala (Pir-Panchal range in southern Kashmir) in the east to as far Mlechcha country in the west. Here the Mlechcha country is same as the Maha-Mlechcha and indicates Muslim countries on the north-western borders of Medieval India (Geography of Ancient and Medieval India, 1971, p 261, Dr D. C. Sircar)
- Many scholasr including B. M. Barua, Dr Sudhakar Chattopadhyaya etc say that the Kamboja Mahajanapada extended from the Rajauri and Poonch Districts of Kashmir to the eastern Afghanistan including Kaffirstan and in the north up to Badakhshan, beyond the Hindukush (See: Bimbisara to Ashoka: With an Appendix on the Later Mauryas, 1977, p 16, Sudhakar Chattopadhyaya; Asoka and His Inscriptions, Pt. I, pp 99, 100, B. M. Barua; cf: The North-west India of the Second Century B.C.1974, p 39, Dr Mehta Vasishtha Dev Mohan).