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...
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China in the Mahābhārata
The Chinas or Chīnaḥ (Sanskrit चीन:) are a people mentioned in ancient Indian literature from the first millennium BC, such as the Mahabharata, Laws of Manu, as well the Puranic literature. They are b...
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
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
Dhṛtarāṣṭra
Dhṛtarāṣṭra (Sanskrit: धृतराष्ट्र, Sinhala දෘතරාෂ්ට, Japanese: 持国天 Jikoku, Vietnamese: 持國天王 Trì Quốc Thiên Vương) refers to a figure in Buddhist mythology.In Buddhism, Dhṛtarāṣṭra is one of the Four H...
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Lauhitya Kingdom
In Indian mythology, Lauhitya (Lohity, Lohitya etc. as variations) was the eastern-most country (it is also the name of a river) known to the people of the epic-age (Treta Yuga or Dwapara Yuga). This ...
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...
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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...
Pañcika
Pañcika (Chinese: 般闍迦) is a Buddhist demon (rakshasa), the consort of Hariti/Kishimojin, with whom he is said to have fathered 500 children. According to the Mahavamsa, Pancika was the commander-in-ch...
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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...
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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...
Darada Kingdom
Daradas were a people who lived north to the Kashmir valley. This kingdom is identified to be the Gilgit region in Kashmir along the river Sindhu or Indus. They are often spoken along with the Kamboj...
Pasenadi
Pasenadi (Sanskrit: Prasenajit) (c. 6th century BCE) was a Aikṣvāka dynasty (a dynasty founded by King Ikṣvāku) ruler of Kosala. He succeeded his father Sanjaya Mahākosala. He was a prominent Upās...
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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...
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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...
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.
Ashoka
Ashoka Maurya (/əˈʃoʊkə/; Sanskrit: अशोक मौर्य; 304–232 BCE), commonly known as Ashoka and also as Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian...
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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...
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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...
Mohra Muradu
Mohra Muradu (Urdu: موہرا مرادو‎) is the place of an ancient Buddhist stupa and monastery near the ruins of Taxila, in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The ancient monastery is located in a ...
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Pandya Kingdom
The Pandyas were fierce warriors who took part in the Kurukshetra War as per the epic Mahabharata. A Pandya king named Darshak, is mentioned as participating in the Kurukshetra War, siding with the Pa...
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...
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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...
Badami Chalukya architecture
The Badami Chalukya architecture was a temple building idiom that evolved in the 5th – 8th centuries in the Malaprabha river basin, in present day Bagalkot district of Karnataka state. This style is s...
Badami Chalukya architecture - Wikipedia