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Facts of Ancient India -4

Bhakti movement The cultural contribution of the south was in the form of Bhakti cult. The doctrine of Bhakti means complete devotion and surrender to personal god. The individual faith and devotion to personal god is interpreted as a means of attaining salvation. The Bhakti movement which has its genesis in the worship of gods: […]

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Facts of Ancient India -3

THE PALAS The Palas were one of the greatest empires of north India with Bengal as the seat around the 8th century C.E. They had conflict against the Pratiharas and Rashtrakutas. Gopala (750 – 775 C.E) Sasanka was the contemporary of Harsa. After Sasanka, Gopala was elected as the king by the nobles and he […]

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Facts of Ancient India -2

Vindhya Shakti, The real founder was the son of Vindhya Shakti, who was Pravarasena. He was the only Vakataka king titled as Samrat. His territory extended from Bundelkhand to Hyderabad in the south. He also performed the Ashvamedha. Vakataka This empire got divided, ruled by different dynasties headed by his sons. The grandson of Pravarasena […]

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Facts of Ancient India

Gauthamiputra Satakarni (A.D. 106 TO 130) He defeated the Sakas and also many Kshaharata rulers. Nahapana who belong to Kshaharata lineage was also defeated by him. Because more than 8000 -silver coins of Nahapana are found in Nasik which were re-struck by Satakarni. His empire extended to Malwa and Kathiawar which were under the control […]

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This Bhakti cult in the form of Saivism and Vaishnavism spread to northern India. Vaishnavism centered around Pandharpur (Maharashtra) and found a convenient centre in the region of Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna. But it was from the 12th and 15th century in the phase of Islam that the Bhakti cult took definitely in […]

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THE BHAKTI MOVEMENT

The Cultural contribution of the south was in the form of Bhakti cult. The doctrine of Bhakti means complete devotion and surrender to personal god. The individual faith and devotion to personal god is interpreted as a means of attaining salvation. The Bhakti movement which has its genesis in the worship of god Siva and […]

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Chalukyas

The Chalukyas of Badami or Vatapi or estern Chalukyas laid foundation for the Chalukyas dynasty. The other branches of Chalukyas were eastern Chalukyas with the capital Vengi or Pishtapura, Chalukyas of Vemula Vada or later Western Chalukyas of Kalyani. Chalukyas of Badami The Chalukyas of Badami ruled over Dakshina (The territory between mount vindhya and […]

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Kushan Empire – Kanishka

Emperor Kanishka(78ad-102ad) Kanishka is the greatest ruler of the Kushan dynasty. His capital was Purushapura (Peshawar). He was a Kshatrapa (Governor) during Vema Kadaphis. After his death, problems aroused among the governors and he came to power. He was fully Indian and he was accepted as an Indian king. He was a great conqueror. He […]

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Ancient India facts

Rashtrakudas The Rashtrakudas occupied the most important place in the history of Deccan. They had an extensive, powerful and glorious empire. Krishna-III reached upto Rameshwaram. The important rulers were Indra-I , Dantidurga , Krishna , Govinda-II , Dhruva , Govinda-III , Sarva or Amoghavarsha and Krishna –II Rashtrakudas were the first to attack North India. […]

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THE SENAS

After the palas the Senas succeeded and build an empire in the Bengal. Hemandasena established the Sena dynasty. But the greatest ruler was his son Vijayasena. He united the entire Bengal and brought it under his rule. Hence he is the real founder of Sena dynasty. They believed in Hinduism and contributed to the revival […]

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