Salisuka

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Salisuka Maurya
Samrat
Reign 215–202 BC
Full name Salisuka Maurya
Predecessor Samprati
Successor Devavarman
Dynasty Maurya
Religious beliefs Jainism

Salisuka (Sanskrit: Śāliśuka) Maurya was a ruler of the Indian Maurya dynasty. He ruled from 215–202 BCE. He was the successor of Samprati Maurya. While Yuga Purana section of the Gargi Samhita mentions him as quarrelsome, unrighteous ruler, he is also called as being of "righteous words" but "unrighteous conduct" due to his patronage of Jainism.[1] According to the Puranas he was succeeded by Devavarman.[2]

Salisuka
Preceded by
Samprati
Maurya Emperor
215–202 BCE
Succeeded by
Devavarman

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Raychaudhuri, H.C. (1972) Political History of Ancient India, Calcutta: University of Calcutta, pp.312-3n.
  2. ^ Thapar, Romila (2001). Aśoka and the Decline of the Maurya, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-564445-X, p.183