Lying between Jaipur and Alwar this is a location, which has significance from the Mahabaratha times and it is said that the Pandavas spent one year of their exile here. Excavations reveal that Bairath formed a part of the Mauryan Empire and flourished as a Buddhist establishment. Bairath was then called Virata Nagar, which was the capital of Abhimanyu's (Arjuna's son) father-in-law. Virat, the capital of Matsya, is considered to be the abode of King Virata. It is said that the Pandavas spent one year of their exile here.
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