Kosala, Sixteen Mahajanapadas - Informative & researched article on Kosala, Sixteen Mahajanapadas
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesHistory of India


in  
 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
History of India|Indian Temples|Indian Museums|Indian Literature|Geography of India|Flora & Fauna|Indian Purans|Indian Philosophy|Indian Administration|Indian Languages|Education
Home > Reference > History of India > Sixteen Mahajanapadas > Kosala
Kosala, Sixteen Mahajanapadas
The country of Kosala was ideally seated to the northwest of Magadha.
 
 Kosala, Sixteen MahajanapadasAmong the sixteen Mahajanapadas, Kosala is one, which comprised of Shravasti, Kushavati, Saket and Ayodhya. Kosala constituted of the territories of modern Oudh or Awadh, which is located in Uttar Pradesh. The state capital of Kosala was Ayodhya, which was under the command of Prosenjit the Kosala King, a contemporary of Gautama Buddha. The southern side it was bordered by the Ganges, the east had river Gandhak encircling it. Magadha was a neighbouring state to Kosala, and there were conflicts between them. Ajatshatru who was the king of Magadha and Prasenjit were in continuous struggle for power, which finally came to an end with the alignment of the confederation of Lichchhavis with Magadha. After Prasenjit, Vidudabha rose into power and Kosala ultimately amalgamated into Magadha.

(Last Updated on : 19/04/2012)
More Articles in Sixteen Mahajanapadas  (22)
 
Chedi  (4)
 
Avanti  (2)
 
Panchala  (1)
 
Matsya  
 
 
Assaka  
 
 
 
Kasi  
 
Kosala  
 
Anga  
 
Vajji  
 
Malla  
 
Vatsa  
 
Kuru  
Recently Updated Articles in History of India
Maski
Maski, Karnataka offers tourists a unique sight of an Ashokan rock edict which was unearthed in 1915 by the Archaeological Department of Hyderabad. Pottery-ware, ornamental beads and others have also been discovered.
Shuddhi Movement
Shuddhi Movement aimed to bring the converted Hindus back to the community, based on the authority of the Vedas.
Literature under Gupta Empire
Literature under Gupta Empire drew their themes from epics and dealt with familiar narratives, some were treated in courtly style and subjected to literary virtuosity of many kinds.
Moderates
Moderates, a branch of the Congress, believed that India needed a balanced representation of their needs before the British Government. Moderates believed in gradual progress with the help of Constitutional means.
Adil Shahi Dynasty of Bijapur
The governor of Bijapur Yusuf Adil Khan founded the Adil Shahi Dynasty of Bijapur. In 1489.
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
Forum
Forum on History of India
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Reference
 
 
Kosala, Sixteen Mahajanapadas - Informative & researched article on Kosala, Sixteen Mahajanapadas
Sitemap
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.