Ancient Indian History

King Porus of Punjab - Bravely Fought Battle of Hydaspes (Jhelum) - 370 BCE - 315 BCE

King Porus of Punjab – King of Pauravas Dynasty – Belonging to Puru Clan – Bravely Fought Battle of Hydaspes (Jhelum) – 370 BCE – 315 BCE

Porus or Poros (Greek) was born around 370 BCE and was the king of Ancient Punjab. He ruled over a region between Jhelum River and The Ganges. He belonged to Pauravas Dynasty Invading regions around Ganges was never an easy task for Empires. Even the most skilled war men faced […]

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Rani Avantika - Mother of Nandini or Niadrus - Royal Queen Of Mahapadma Nanda of Nanda Dynasty

Queen Avantika – Mother of Nandini or Niadrus – Royal Queen Of Mahapadma Nanda of Nanda Dynasty

Rani Avantika may not be an important historical figure in Nanda Dynasty or Maurya Empire, she has gained an immense presence in the folklore that shows the ambitious and bold queen of Magadha who was married to a Magadha King. Historical facts about Rani Avantika are unclear. It is widely […]

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Suryagupta Maurya - Father of Chandragupta Maurya - 366 BCE - 340 BCE

Suryagupta Maurya – Father of Chandragupta Maurya – Pre Mauryan Ruler – Assassinated By Mahapadma Nanda – 366 BCE – 340 BCE

Maurya Empire is no doubt the most formidable dynasties that ruled many parts of world. However, when it comes to origins of Maurya Empire, our history has very little facts and more often than not it is difficult to separate facts from fiction. Suryagupta Maurya was the father of the […]

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Mura Maurya (or Moora Maurya) - Mother of Chandragupta Maurya - 358 BCE - 284 BCE

Mura Maurya – Mother of Chandragupta Maurya – Mahamaha Rani of Maurya Dynasty – 358 BC – 284 BC

The land of Magadha of Indo-Gangetic plain witnessed one of the best Kingdoms that ruled most part of the India and surrounding areas. Maurya Empire founded by the great Chandragupta Maurya with humble beginnings. Mura or Moora Maurya who was married to Suryagupta Maurya and gave birth to the ambitious […]

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Seleucus Nicator - Indo Greek Ruler who conquered All of Central Asia - 359 BC - 281 BC

Seleucus Nicator – Indo Greek Ruler who conquered All of Central Asia – Founder of Seleucid Dynasty – Father of Helena, Married to Chandragupta Maurya – 359 BC – 281 BC

Seleucus Nicator was born around 359 BC.  He was a fierce Greek warrior, Commander in Chief of Alexander, the Great. Later, Seleucus Nicator established his own Kingdom called Seleucid Dynasty not too far from territories claimed by Alexander the Great near Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. Seleucus Nicator into wars Maurya […]

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Bhanugupta - Gupta Dynasty - Last Ruler of Gupta Dyansty - Ruled Alongside Vainyagupta - 530 AD - 552 AD

Bhanugupta – Last Ruler of Gupta Dynasty – Co-ruled Gupta Empire along Vainyagupta – 530 AD – 552 AD

Bhanugupta – Introduction Bhanugupta is the last recorded Gupta King. It is not exactly clear when Bhanugupta started to rule the Gupta Empire, possibly 530 AD. We do know, however, that Bhanugupta was a ruler that most likely ruled alongside Vainyagupta. Historians think this because they think that the dates […]

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Vainyagupta - Gupta Dynasty - Second Last Ruler of Gupta Dyansty - Ruled Alongside Bhanugupta - 529 AD - 548 AD

Vainyagupta – Son of Purugupta – Co-ruled Gupta Dynasty with Bhanugupta – Second Last Ruler of Gupta Dynasty – 529 AD – 548 AD

Vainyagupta – Introduction Vainyagupta succeed Vishnugupta in 529 CE. It is unclear on how long exactly Vainyagupta was a Gupta king. We do know that he was the second last Gupta King, and that Vainyagupta is known as a lesser Gupta king. We know some details about his personal life, […]

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Budhagupta - Later Ruler of Gupta Dyansty - 476 AD - 495 AD

Budhagupta – Later Ruler of Gupta Dyansty – Successor of Kumaragupta II – 476 AD – 495 AD

Budhagupta – Introduction King Budhagupta was one of the last rulers of the Gupta Empire, Budhagupta was, to be specific, the sixth last king of the Gupta Empire. The Gupta Empire was one of India’s most successful ruling dynasties, and their success is known through their kings, such as king […]

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Malayaketu - King of Punjab after Porus 315 BC - 299 BC

Malayaketu – Successor of Porus of Punjab – Regained Punjab from Eudemus – Overthrown Dhananada – 315 BC – 299 BC

Malayaketu is considered as the ruler of Punjab from 315 BC – 299 BC. Malayaketu played a crucial role along with Chanakya and Chandragupta Maurya to overthrow the Nanda Dynasty of Magadha. Malayaketu is also known for a number of wars with Yavanas or Indo-Greeks who constantly raided the Punjab […]

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Queen Nadini - Niadrus-  First Wife of Chandragupta Maurya

Queen Nandini – Queen Niadrus – Chandravansham Nandini – First wife of Chandragupta Maurya – Daughter of Dhanananda – Princess of Chandravanshi Clan and Nanda Dynasty – 337 BC – 265 BC

Queen Chandra Nandini or ‘Niadrus’ is considered as the princess of Chandravanshi Clan Nanda Dynasty and daughter of Nanda Dynasty. Queen Nandini was one of the three daughters of Dhanananda, the ruler of the Great Nanda Dynasty which ruled Northern India around 322 BC. According to reference in Jain Literatures […]

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