Mahābhārata (Mahabharata) eulogises this place of pilgrimage as the city of Agni’s own — agneḥ pure naraḥ snātvā agnikanyāpure vaset

Scholars identify this place with the city of Māhiṣmatī (Mahishmati). The place called Choli Maheshwar lying sixty- four miles away from the modern day city of Indore is considered to be the site of the ancient city of Agnipura.