A description of prosperous cities established beside the rivers in pañca mahākāvyas
The poets of Pañca Mahākāvy depict in their respective works, prosperous cities which were established on the banks of different rivers. i.e. Oṣadhiprastha, Mathurā, Māhiṣmatī, Ayodhyā, Ujjayinī, Vārāṇasī etc. Rivers have various kind of importance for the development of these cities. i.e. pilgrimage, which salvage people for sins they have commented in their lives, affluent segment of the society, any ordinary person to subsist on hunting are also portrayed in their literary composition.