Raivataka mountain was a mountain mentioned in the epic Mahabharata [1] and in the Harivamsa Purana 2.55.111.[2] In the Mahabharata it was mentioned as situated in the Anarta Kingdom. In the Harivamsa Puarana it was "close to the sporting ground of the King Raivataka" (2.56.29) and called "the living place for the gods" (2.55.111). People from Dwaraka visited this mountain and celebrated its worshipping as a grand festival. This mountain is identified to be the Girnar mountains in Gujarat.[3]


  1. ^ Adi Parva, chapter 217, vers 8
  2. ^ Shanti Lal Nagar (editor) Harivamsa Purana Vol. 2 p.551
  3. ^ Vittam Mani Puranic Encyclopaedia, p.626