Indian History

Shatadhanvan Maurya - Later Mauryan Rulers- Around 190 BC

Shatadhanvan Maurya – Second Last ruler of the Great Maurya Dynasty – Successor of Devavarman Maurya – Succeeded by Brihadratha Maurya

Shatadhanvan Maurya was the second last ruler of the Mauryan Dynasty. He ruled the empire for only eight years, from 195 BCE to 187 BCE. His predecessor, Devavarman Maurya 202 – 195 BC, had also ruled for 8 years. Shatadhanvan ascended the throne while the Mauryan Dynasty was under immense […]

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Vasishtiputra Satakarni - Successor of Vasishtiputra Sri Pulumavi - Succeeded by Shivaskanda Satakarni - Later Rulers of Satavahana Dyansty - 158 AD - 165 AD

Vasishtiputra Satakarni – Successor of Vasishtiputra Sri Pulumavi – Shivaskanda Satakarni – Succeeded by Later Rulers of Satavahana Dyansty – 158 AD – 165 AD

Vasishtiputra Satakarni is one of the kings in later Satavahana Empire who ruled the Deccan soil for about 7 years. Vasishtiputra Satakarni belonged to an era of weakened Satavahana power when Saka and Kushana were eying the Deccan region by waging wars. The glorious period of powerful Satavahanas saw a […]

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Vasishthiputra Pulumavi - Successor of Gautamiputra Satakarni - 78 AD - 159 AD

Vasishthiputra Pulumavi – Successor of Gautamiputra Satakarni – Succeeded by Vasishthiputra Satakarni – 61 AD – 159 AD

Vasishthiputra Pulumavi is one of the later Satavahana Kings who took over the Kingdom after his illustrious father Gautamiputra Satakarni. Vasishthiputra Pulumavi was supposedly born around 61 AD  Pulumavi’s exact period is unclear but he is said to have ruled the Deccan region in 2 century CE, around 130 AD […]

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Satakarni - Ruler of Satavahan Dynasty - 145 BC

Satakarni Satavahana – Ruler of Satavahana Dynasty – Successor of Kanha – Son of Simuka – Succeeded by Sivasvati 211 BC – 131 BC

Satakarni Satavahana was the third Satavahana Monarch who succeeded Kanha of Satavahana lineage. Historians have gathered historical details about Satakarni Satavahana from Puranic references, excavated coins and inscriptions. Satakarni Satavahana’s exact period is quite debated in Indian history. Some historians believe that he ruled the Deccan area in 187 BC […]

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Kanha Satavahana - Successor of Simuka Satavahana - 180 BC

Kanha Satavahana – Younger Brother of Simuka Satavahana – Succeeded By Satakarani – Rule – 198 BC – 180 BC

Kanha Satavahana was the successor and younger brother of Simuka and ruled the Satavahana Dynasty from 198 BC -180 BC. He may have betrayed his elder brother Simuka for the accession to the thrown. Kanha Satavahana was succeeded by Satakarni. There are many heroic figures in Satavahana Dynasty who ruled […]

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Map of Satavahana Dynasty Under Simuka - Founder - 230 BC

Simuka Satavahana – Founder of Satavahana Dynasty of Southern India – Succeeded by Brother Kanha Satavahana – 296 BC – 230 BC

Simuka Satavahana was the founder of the Great Satavahana Dynasty around 271 BC. Satavahana Dynasty was the first South Indian Dynasty to have ruled over most of India under the leadership of Great Gautamiputra Satakarni. Simuka Satavahana was a Jain Emperor.   As they say ‘Someone’s loss is someone’s gain’ […]

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Devavarman Maurya 202 BC - 195 BC Successor of Shalishuka Maurya - Second Last Maurya Ruler

Devavarman Maurya – Successor of Shalishuka Maurya – Grandson of Samprati Maurya – 202 BC – 195 BC

Devavarman Maurya 202 BC – 195 BC was one of the few last rulers of the Mauryan Dynasty. Devavarman Maurya ascended the throne from Shalishuka Maurya 215 BC – 202 BC and ruled for a period of seven years. He was the grandson of Samprati Maurya and was a patron […]

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Shalishuka Maurya - Successor of Samprati Maurya - 215 BC – 202 BC

Shalishuka Maurya – Successor of Samprati Maurya – Lesser Known Mauryan Ruler – 215 BC – 202 BC

Shalishuka Maurya 215 BCE – 202 BCE is often considered as the least favorite Mauryan ruler amongst the nine kings who ruled the Empire. Shalishuka was a patron of Jainism. Shalishuka Maurya ruled from 215 BCE to 202 BCE. In 206 BCE, Seleucid emperor Antiochus III the Great (222 – 187 […]

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Samprati Maurya - Grandson of Ashoka the Great - 224 BC - 215 BC

Samprati Maurya – A Prominent Jain Ruler of Maurya Dynasty – Son of Kunala – Grandson of Ashoka – 224 BC – 215 BC

Samprati was the second king to ascend the throne in the Mauryan Empire after Asoka (268 – 232 BCE). He succeeded the throne from Dashratha Maurya (232 – 224 BCE). Both Dashratha and Samprati were grandsons of Asoka. Samprati’s father, Kunala (263 BCE) was the one who should have succeeded […]

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Dasharatha Maurya - Successor of Ashoka Maurya 232 BC - 224 BC

Dasharatha Maurya – Successor of Ashoka, the Great – Cousin of Samprati – Decline of Maurya Dynasty 232 BC – 224 BC

Dasharatha Maurya or Dasaratha 232 BC – 224 BC succeeded the great Emperor Ashoka, the Great 268 BC – 232 BC, and presided over the throne from 232 BCE to 224 BCE. Dasharatha was Ashoka’s grandson and he was the last Mauryan ruler to have issued royal inscriptions. A lot […]

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