Kingdoms of Ancient India
Mahājanapada (Sanskrit: महाजनपद, Mahājanapada, literally "great realm" from maha, "great", and janapada "foothold of a tribe", "country") refers to one of the sixteen kingdoms and oligarchic republics...
Kingdoms of Ancient India - Wikipedia
2005 Ram Janmabhoomi attack in Ayodhya
On 5 July 2005, five terrorists attacked the makeshift Ram temple at the site of destroyed Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, India. All five were shot dead in the ensuing gunfight with the Central Reserve Poli...
Edicts of Ashoka
The Edicts of Ashoka are a collection of 33 inscriptions on the Pillars of Ashoka as well as boulders and cave walls made by the Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan Empire during his reign from 269 BCE to 2...
Edicts of Ashoka - Wikipedia
Magadha
Magadha (Sanskrit: मगध; IAST: Magadha) formed one of the sixteen Mahā-Janapadas (Sanskrit: "Great Countries") or kingdoms in ancient India. The core of the kingdom was the area of Bihar south of t...
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Shakya
Shakya is a clan of the ancient Vedic period (1750–500 BCE). The name is derived from the Sanskrit word śakya which means 'the one who is capable'. The genealogy of Shakyas is found in Book IV...
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Nasikya Kingdom
Nasikya was a kingdom mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. During the time of Ramayana this place was a forest and was known as Panchavati. It was here that Raghava Rama, Lakshmana and Sita spent their ...
Vatsa
Vatsa (Pali:Vaṁsa, Ardhamagadhi: Vaccha) was one of the solasa (sixteen) Mahajanapadas (great kingdoms) of Uttarapatha of ancient India mentioned in the Anguttara Nikaya.Vatsa's geographical location ...
Early Cholas
The Early Cholas of the pre and post Sangam period (300 BCE – 200 CE) were one of the three main kingdoms of the ancient Tamil country. Their early capitals were Urayur and Kaveripattinam. Along with...
Kikata Kingdom
Kikata was an ancient kingdom in what is now India, mentioned in the Vedas. It is believed that they were the forefathers of Magadhas. It lay to the south of Magadha Kingdom.A section in the Rigveda (...
Kikata Kingdom - Wikipedia
Mantriparishad
The Maurya Empire was a geographically extensive Iron Age historical power in ancient India, ruled by the Maurya dynasty from 322–185 BCE. Originating from the kingdom of Magadha in the Indo-Gang...
Mantriparishad - Wikipedia
Ram Janmabhoomi
Ram Janmabhoomi is believed by many Hindus to be the birthplace of Rama, the 7th avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism. The Ramayana states that the location of Rama's birthplace is on the banks of the Sarayu...
Bharatavarsha
In Hindu mythology, Bharata (Sanskrit: भरतः, Bharata i.e., "The cherished") was an emperor and the founder of the Bhārata dynasty, and thus an ancestor of the Pandavas and the Kauravas in the Sanskrit...
Bharatavarsha - Wikipedia
Videha
Videha (Nepali: विदेह) ruled from Janakpurdham in Southern Nepal was an ancient South Asian kingdom, located in what is now eastern Terai-Madhesh region of Nepal and the northern Indian state of B...
Danda Kingdom
Danda (alias Dandaka, a kingdom and a forest had the same name) is a frequently featured region in Hindu mythology. It was a colonial state of Lanka under the reign of Ravana. Ravana's governor Khara ...
Danda Kingdom - Wikipedia
Kasmira Kingdom
Kasmira was a kingdom identified as the Kashmir Valley along the Jhelum River of the modern Jammu and Kashmir state. Possibly, the sage Kashyapa or a descendant of this sage lived here, since the na...
Kasmira Kingdom - Wikipedia
Gurjar
Gurjar or Gujjar is a pastoral agricultural ethnic group with populations in India and Pakistan and a small number in northeastern Afghanistan. Alternative spellings include Gurjara, Gojar, Gūjar, G...
Gurjar - Wikipedia
Ikshwaku
The Ikshvaku dynasty, in Puranic literature, was a mythical dynasty founded by Ikshvaku, grandson of Vivasvan or Surya and son of Vaivasvata Manu. They ruled from the Kosala Kingdom, today known as Ou...
Ayodhya 6 December 1992
Ayodhya 6 December 1992 (ISBN 0-670-05858-0) is a book written by P. V. Narasimha Rao and published on 1 August 2006, the tenth Prime Minister of India. Narasimha Rao had decreed that the book be publ...
Paramara dynasty
The Paramara / Puar / Panwar dynasty was an early medieval Indian royal Rajput house that originated in the Mount Abu region of Rajasthan and later ruled over the Malwa region in central India. The m...
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Parama China Kingdom
Parama Chinas were a kingdom to the north east of the Himalayas. The Parama Chinas were mentioned in Mahabharata along with another kingdom named China.
Matsya Kingdom
Matsya (Sanskrit for "fish") were one of the Indo-Aryan tribes of Vedic India.By the late Vedic period, they ruled a kingdom located south of the Kurus, and west of the Yamuna river which separated i...
Katiyar
Katiyar is a Brij or Awadhi language word.Katiyar surname has origin from the word Katara or Sword.The Indian nobility often wore ornamental katara as a symbol of their social status. Katiyars are mos...
Katiyar - Wikipedia
Anarta Kingdom
Anarta is the name of a mythological kingdom of ancient India described in the Mahabharata, roughly forming the northern Gujarat state of India. It was foundet by a grandson of Vaivasvata, inter alia ...
Anarta Kingdom - Wikipedia
Maurya Empire
The Maurya Empire was a geographically extensive Iron Age historical power in ancient India, ruled by the Maurya dynasty from 322–185 BCE. Originating from the kingdom of Magadha in the Indo-Gang...
Maurya Empire - Wikipedia
Archaeology of Ayodhya
The archaeology of Ayodhya concerns the excavations and findings in the Indian city of Ayodhya in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Much of this surrounds the Babri Mosque location.
The first excavatio...
Aśvakas
The Aśvakas (also known as Aśvakayanas or Asvayanas, classically called the Assacenii/Assacani (Sanskrit: अश्वक)), is the Sanskrit name of a people who lived in what is now northeastern Afghanistan an...
Sirkap
Sirkap (Urdu: سر کپ‎) is the name of an archaeological site on the bank opposite to the city of Taxila, Punjab, Pakistan.The city of Sirkap was built by the Greco-Bactrian king Demetrius aft...
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Economy of Rashtrakuta empire of Manyakheta
The Rashtrakuta empire of Manyakheta came to power in South India in 753 C.E. and ruled for over two centuries. At its peak the Rashtrakutas of Manyakheta ruled a vast empire stretching from the Gange...
Economy of Rashtrakuta empire of Manyakheta - Wikipedia
Heheya Kingdom
In the Mahabharata epic, the Heheya Kingdom (also known as Haihaya, Haiheya, Heiheya, etc.) is one of the kingdoms ruled by Chandravanshi Kshatriya kings in the central and western India. It was the s...