A legend based on oral traditions holds that Lahore, known in ancient times as Nokhar (City of Lava in Sanskrit), was founded by Prince Lava, the son of Goddess Sita and Lord Rama; Kasur was founded by his twin brother Prince Kusha.,
Lahore, Urdu Lāhawr, second largest city of Pakistan and the capital of Punjab province. It lies 811 miles (1,305 km) northeast of Karāchi in the upper Indus plain on the Rāvi River, a tributary of the Indus.
Tradition points the site of old Lahore to the vicinity of Ichhra – which is now a part of Lahore City – but was back then a village about three miles to the west. The name of the village was formerly Icchra Lahore.