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Pain is a universal experience. Pain thresholds cause the amount of pain experienced to be unique to each individual. Pregnancy is a special event. The labor and birth process is an exciting situation to the women and her family. The time of labor and birth though short in comparison with the length of pregnancy but it is most dramatic and significant period of pregnancy for expectant mothers. The aim of the study is to compare the knowledge regarding labour pain and cultural beliefs on labour pain relief measures among rural and urban antenatal women. A quantitative approach with comparative research design was adopted. By Purposive sampling technique 400 women; 200 rural and 200 urban women, were selected. Data was collected by structured knowledge questionnaire for labour pain and structured interview schedule for cultural beliefs were used in the study. Analysis of data was done using descriptive and inferential statistics. Study findings shows that rural antenatal women majority had fair knowledge 121(60.5%) followed by 66(33%) who had poor knowledge 11(5.5%) had good knowledge and very least only 1% had excellent knowledge.Among urban antenatal women majority had good knowledge 107(53.5%), followed by 79(39.5%) had excellent knowledge, 11(5.5%) had fair knowledge, and very least 3(1.5%) had poor knowledge. It shows that urban antenatal women had more knowledge as compare to rural antenatal women. Rural antenatal women had more cultural beliefs then urban antenatal women.