Sambhal

Sambhal

Sambhal ⓘ is a city located in the Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh state in India. The city lies approximately 158 kilometres (98 mi)[4] east of New Delhi and 355 kilometres (220 mi)[5] north-west of state capital Lucknow. Sambhal is identified with Shambhala, which is mentioned as the birthplace of Kalki, the next incarnation of Vishnu, in the Puranas.[6] This was borrowed into the Buddhist mythology of Tibetan Buddhism where it is described as a mythological kingdom and pure land beyond the Himalayas where the future Maitreya will emerge from.[7] This place is mentioned as Shambal in Tirtha Prabandha written by sixteenth century Madhva saint Vadiraja Tirtharu.