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The Chandra dynasty were a family who ruled over the kingdom of Harikela in eastern Bengal (comprising the ancient lands of Harikela, Vanga and Samatala) for roughly 150 years from the beginning of the 10th century CE. Their empire also encompassed Vanga and Samatala, with Srichandra expanding his domain to include parts of Kamarupa. Their empire was ruled from their capital, Vikrampur (modern Munshiganj) and was powerful enough to militarily withstand the Pala Empire to the north-west.
They were replaced later by the Varman dynasty as rulers of Harikela.
The five Chandra rulers were:
- Traillokyachandra (900–930 CE)
- Srichandra (930–975 CE)
- Kalyanachandra (975–1000 CE)
- Ladahachandra (1000–1020 CE)
- Govindachandra (1020–1050 CE)
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