Indian History

Sixteen Mahajanpadas, India, 600 BC

Mahajanapadas – Sixteen Kingdoms of Ancient India 600 BC India

Sixteen Great Kingdom or Solah Mahajanapads consist of Panchala, Machcha, Surasena, Assaka, Avanti, Anga, Kosala, Kashi, Magadha, Vajji, Malla, Chedi, Vatsa, Kuru, Gandhara and Kamboja. By 600 BC, the nomadic Vedic Aryan settled down in the form of tribes forming kingdoms along the plains of river Ganga (Ganges). Many of […]

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Alexander the Great - Battle of Hydaspes against Porus - 327 BC

Alexander the Great – Battle of Hydaspes (Jhelum) against Porus – Invasion of India 327 BC – 326 BC

Alexander the great after defeating the rulers in Persia moved towards the East. He had already known the riches of the Magadha Empire, which was under the rule of the Nanda Dynasty. But before they could reach the province of Magadha they had to face a mighty king of Punjab, […]

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Mahavir Swami Bhagwan - 24th Tirthankar of Jains

Jainism and Mahavira 599 BC – 527 BC

Jainism is one of the oldest living religions in the world. Historically, it developed around 6th century BC in India. The primary teaching of Jainism is ‘Ahimsa’ which means non-violence. The word ‘Jain’ is originated from the word ‘Jina’ which means ‘conquering yourself’. Jainism is one of the oldest non […]

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Gautam Buddha 563 BC, 576 BC in some sources

Gautam Buddha 563 BC, 576 BC in some sources

Gautama Buddha was born in a small kingdom of Kapilavastu in the year 563 BC.  Also known as Siddhartha Gautam, he was a prince by birth. Later, he was exposed to worldly pain and suffering and understood that actual life is far more difficult than what was shown to him […]

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Harappa Civilization Town Planning and Dwell Houses

Indus Valley Civilization – Harappa and Mohenjo daro – 4000 BC – 1500 BC – Richness of Past – Pakistan and India

One of the oldest civilizations of the world evolved in and around what is known as Punjab (Pakistan), around 6000 BC. The first traces of civilization originated in Mehrgarh (6000 BC). Later two, more dominant, cities followed Mohenjo daro (mound of dead) and Harappa around. These cities cultured along the […]

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