Beruas (alternate spelling: Bruas) is a small town in Perak, Malaysia.


Beruas' name is derived from mangosteen-like tree that bear fruits, known as Pokok Bruas in local Malay, Seashore mangosteen or by its scientific name, Garcinia hombroniana.


In ancient times, before the area was known as Perak, it was a kingdom named Gangga Negara with its capital in Beruas. Gangga Negara is mentioned by the Malay Annals (Sejarah Melayu) and the kingdom covered present day Beruas, Dinding and Manjung in Perak. The kingdom was believed to be founded by Raja Ganjil Sarjuna of Kedah or the Khmer royalties around the second century AD. Raja Gangga Shah Johan was among the kings. The kingdom collapsed after an attack by King Rajendra Chola I of the southern Indian Chola empire around year 1025.

Beruas Museum

The museum is open to the public for free. It is located in the town center next to the post office building. Artifacts dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries AD have been found at Beruas, and a large number of them are displayed in the Beruas Museum.

ee also

* Gangga Negara
* History of Hinduism
* Ganganagar

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