Nagas of Padmavati

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Nagas of Padmavati
नाग
Empire
(Allied to Vakataka)

210–340
Capital Padmavati Pawaya
Languages Sanskrit
Prakrit
Religion Hinduism
Government Monarchy
Maharaja
 -  210-231 CE Bhima Naga
 -  231-245 CE Skanda Naga
 -  245-260 CE Vasu Naga
 -  260-275 CE Brihaspati Naga
 -  275-290 CE Ravi Naga
 -  290-305 CE Prabhakara Naga
 -  305-320 CE Bhava Naga
 -  335-340 CE Deva Naga
Ganapati Naga
History
 -  Earliest Naga coins 210
 -  Established 210
 -  Disestablished 340

Naga Dynasty, Nagas of Padmavati (Hindi: नाग) (210 – 340 CE) was an ancient royal family of central, India that ruled Vidisha, Padmavati, Kantipur and Mathura.[1]

History[edit]

The Naga kings are best known for their coins.[2] Several thousands of them have been found.[3]

Bhava Naga is mentioned in a Vakataka inscription which states that Rudrasena I was a daughter’s son of Bharasiva Naga family.[4] Ganapati Naga is mentioned in the Allahabad Pillar Inscription of Samudragupta.[5] Nagasena is mentioned as the ruler of Padmavati in Harshacharita of Bāṇabhaṭṭa.[6]

Naga coins[edit]

Main article: Narwar coinage

Culture[edit]

Religious condition[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vakataka gupta age: circa 200-550,Ramesh Chandra Majumdar, Anant Sadashiv Altekar 1986,Page 36
  2. ^ H V Trivedi: Catalogue of the Coins of the Naga Kings of Padmavati, published by The Department of Archaeology & Museums, Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior, 1957
  3. ^ Indian Numismatic Studies, K. D. Bajpai, 2004, Page 16
  4. ^ Vakataka gupta age: circa 200-550, Ramesh Chandra Majumdar, Anant Sadashiv Altekar, Motilal Banarsidass Publ., Feb 1, 1986
  5. ^ History of Ancient India: Earliest Times to 1000 A. D. By Radhey Shyam Chaurasia, Atlantic Publishers & Dist, Jan 1, 2002, p. 159
  6. ^ Rise And Fall Of The Imperial Guptas By Ashvini Agrawal, Motilal Banarsidass Publ., Jan 1, 1989, p. 54

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(Brahmin ideology)[a]

Painted Grey Ware culture

Late Vedic Period

(Kshatriya/Shramanic culture)[b]

Northern Black Polished Ware

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 6th century BC Gandhara Kuru-Panchala Magadha Adivasi (tribes)
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Rise of Shramana movements
Jainism - Buddhism - Ājīvika - Yoga

Pre-history
 5th century BC (Persian rule) Shishunaga dynasty Adivasi (tribes)
 4th century BC (Greek conquests)

Nanda empire
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Culture Spread of Buddhism Pre-history Sangam period
(300 BC – AD 200)
 3rd century BC Maurya Empire Early Cholas

Early Pandyan Kingdom

Satavahana dynasty

Cheras

46 other small kingdoms in Ancient Thamizhagam

Culture Preclassical Hinduism[c] - "Hindu Synthesis"[d] (ca. 200 BC - AD300)[e][f]
Epics - Puranas - Ramayana - Mahabharata - Bhagavad Gita - Brahma Sutras - Smarta Tradition
Mahayana Buddhism
Sangam period

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(300 BC – AD 200)

 2nd century BC Indo-Greek Kingdom Sunga Empire Adivasi (tribes) Early Cholas

Early Pandyan Kingdom

Satavahana dynasty

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46 other small kingdoms in Ancient Thamizhagam

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Indo-Scythians
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Pandyan Kingdom(Under Kalabhras)

Kadamba Dynasty

Western Ganga Dynasty

 5th century Maitraka Adivasi (tribes) Kalabhras dynasty

Pandyan Kingdom(Under Kalabhras)

Vishnukundina

 6th century Kalabhras dynasty

Pandyan Kingdom(Under Kalabhras)

Culture Late-Classical Hinduism (ca. AD 650-1100)[h]
Advaita Vedanta - Tantra
Decline of Buddhism in India
 7th century Indo-Sassanids Vakataka dynasty, Harsha Mlechchha dynasty Adivasi (tribes) Pandyan Kingdom(Under Kalabhras)

Pandyan Kingdom(Revival)

Pallava

 8th century Kidarite Kingdom Pandyan Kingdom

Kalachuri

 9th century Indo-Hephthalites (Huna) Gurjara-Pratihara Pandyan Kingdom

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Pandyan Kingdom(Under Cholas)

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10th century Pala dynasty

Kamboja-Pala dynasty

Medieval Cholas

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