Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mahajanapadas

  1. River Gandak was known as Sadaneera
  2. Gandhara king Pukkusati exchanged gifts with Bimbisara and went on foot to meet Buddha
  3. Bimbisara was known as Srenika and Ajashatru as Kunika
  4. Shishunaga transferred the capital to Vaishali but Kalashoka transferred it permanently to Patliputra
  5. Nagadassaka was the last Haryanka ruler
  6. Mahapadmananda was known as Sarvakshatrantaka and also Ekrat and Ekachhatra.He was also known as Ugrasena
  7. Vatsa king Udayin fell in love with Basabdutta, wife of Chandro Prodotya Mahadaya.This has been the subject matter of Bhasa'a Swapnobasabdutta
  8. Vassakara was the wicked minister of Ajatshatru
  9. In Shatpatha Brahmana king was called as Viswamatta or eater of the peopleIn
  10. Bimbisara defeated Brahmadatta, the ruler of Anga
  11. Capital of Magadha initially was Kusumpura
  12. Anguttara Nikaya gives an account of the 16 mahajanapadas
  13. In Ramayana Magadha was known as Vasumati
  14. Devdatta a cousin of Buddha instigated Ajatshatru to kill Bimbisara
  15. Bhahrut inscription talks about Buddha's meeting with Ajatshatru
  16. Panini hailed from Gandhara
  17. The function of Tudiyas and Akasiyas was tax collection
  18. Kalashoka was known as Kakavarna
  19. Malla was a non monarchial state
  20. In the Battle of Aspasioi, Alexander was injured by the Malavas

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