Magadha Empire ruled from 648-320 BCE in India. The Magadha Empire was established very likely by King Jarasandha who was a son of Brihadratha, as it stated in the Puranas. Jarasandha appears in the Mahabharata as the Magadha Emperor who rules over India and meets with an unceremonious ending. His descendants, according to the Vayu Purana, ruled Magadha for 1000 years followed by the Pradyota dynasty which ruled for 138 years. However, these rulers are mentioned in the Hindu texts, Buddhist texts and Jaina texts.
The list of legendary Kings of Magadha according to the Vayu Purana is as follows:
According to the Vayu Purana, Pradyotas of Avanti annexed Magadha and ruled there for 138 years from 799-684 BCE. The rulers of Pradyota dynasty are as follows:
Later King Bimbisara ruled this kingdom from 543-491 BC and belonged to the Haryanka dynasty. As the scene of many incidents in his life, including his enlightenment, Magadha is often considered a blessed land. King Bimbisara of the Haryanka dynasty led an active and expansive policy, conquering Anga in what is now West Bengal.
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(Last Updated on : 29-12-2016)
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