Tag: Mauryan Dynasty

Ashoka The Great (304BC–232 BC)

Ashoka The Great (304BC–232 BC)

| September 23, 2012 | Reply

Early life Ashoka was born to the Mauryan emperor Bindusara and his queen, Dharmā [or Dhammā]. He was the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya, founder of Mauryan dynasty. Ashokāvadāna states that his mother was a queen named Subhadrangī, the daughter of Champa of Telangana. Queen Subhadrangī was a Brahmin of the Ajivika sect. Sage Pilindavatsa (aias Janasana) was a kalupaga Brahmin of the Ajivika sect […]

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Bindusara (320 BC – 272 BC, Ruled 298 BC–272 BC)

Bindusara (320 BC – 272 BC, Ruled 298 BC–272 BC)

| September 23, 2012 | Reply

Bindusara was the second Mauryan emperor (320 BC – 272 BC, Ruled 298 BC–272 BC) after Chandragupta Maurya. During his reign, the empire expanded southwards. He had two well-known sons, Susima and Ashoka, who were the viceroys of Takshashila andUjjain. The Greeks called him Amitrochates or Allitrochades – the Greek transliteration for the Sanskrit word ‘Amitraghata’ (Slayer of enemies). He was also called ‘Ajatashatru’ (Man with no enemies) in Sanskrit (not to […]

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Chandragupta Maurya (Born 340 BC, Ruled 320 BC– 298 BC)

Chandragupta Maurya (Born 340 BC, Ruled 320 BC– 298 BC)

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Chandragupta Maurya (Born 340 BC, Ruled 320 BC– 298 BC) Chandragupta Maurya (Born 340 BC, Ruled 320 BC– 298 BC) was the founder of the Maurya Empire. He succeeded in conquering almost all of the Indian subcontinent and is considered the first unifier of India as well as its first genuine emperor. In foreign Greek and Latin accounts, Chandragupta is known as Sandrokyptos Sandrokottos or Androcottus. Prior to […]

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