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Magadha Empire | The kingdom of Magadha

Magadha Empire | The kingdom of Magadha
Magadha Empire | The kingdom of Magadha

Magadha Was The Most Powerful Mahajanapada Among The Sixteen Mahajanapadas Of BC. 

Means To Know The History Of Maurya Dynasty

  • (A) Indica By The Greek Ambassador Megasthenes
  • (B) Economics Of Kautilya
  • (C) Ashoka’s Inscriptions
  • (D) Buddhist Texts Deepvansh And Mahavansh
  • (E) Mudrarakshas Natak Of Visakhadatta
  • (F) Nepal And Tibetan Texts. 

Magadha Is Credited With The Beginning Or Development Of Imperialism In Ancient India.

Haryanka Dynasty (544 BC-412 BC)

  • The Real Founder Of The Importance Of The Magadha Empire Was Bimbisara (544 BC-492 BC).
  • His Capital Was Giribraj (Rajgriha).
  • Bimbisara Strengthened His Political Position On The Basis Of Matrimonial Relations.
  • Bimbisara Had Sent His State Physician ‘Jivaka’ For The Treatment Of Chandpradyot Mahasen, The Ruler Of The Neighboring Kingdom Of Avanti.
  • Bimbisara Was Captured By His Son Ajatashatru (492 BC-460 BC) And Captured Power.
  • Ajatashatru Is Also Known As ‘Kunik’.
  • Ajatashatru Used New Weapons Named ‘Rathamusal’ And ‘Mahashilakantaka’ To Defeat The Lichchhavis Of Vajji Sangha.
  • During The Reign Of Ajatashatru, The First Buddhist Council Was Organized In The Saptaparni Cave Of Rajagriha.
  • Ajatashatru’s Son Udayin (Udayabhadra) (460 BC-444 BC) Was The Third Important Ruler Of The Haryanka Dynasty, Founded Pataliputra (Present-Day Patna) And Made It His Capital.

Shishunaga Dynasty (412 BC – 344 BC)

Shishunaga, The Commander Of The Haryanka Dynasty, Captured The Power Of Magadha And Established The Shishunaga Dynasty.

The Capital Of Magadha Was Vaishali During The Reign Of The Ruler Of This Dynasty, Kalashoka (Kakavarna), Where The Second Buddhist Council Was Held. ,

Nanda Dynasty (344 BC-324 BC)

Mahapadamnanda Was The Founder Of The Nanda Dynasty.

He Is Said To Be Sarvakshatrantak I.E. The Destroyer Of All Kshatriyas.

Dhanananda Was The Last Ruler Of The Nanda Dynasty. It Was During This Reign That Alexander Attacked India.

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