Agra is situated in Uttar Pradesh, a state in North India. Aryans occupied this area and laid the foundation of a Hindu civilization here in 2000 BC. It was during the Aryan inhabitation that the epics of Mahabharata, Ramayana, the Brahamanas and Puranas were written. The rule of the Magadha empire brought Buddhism and Jainism into this region. The Ganga Ma (Mother Ganga), the sacred river whose water is believed to have a purifying effect on the soul flows through this state.
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