Mahameghavahana dynasty

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Maha-Meghavahana Dynasty
Mahāmēghabāhana
ମହାମେଘବାହନ

250s BC–5th century AD[citation needed]
Capital Not specified
Religion Jainism
Government Monarchy
King Kharavela
Kudepasiri
Historical era Classical India
 •  Established 250s BC
 •  Disestablished 5th century AD[citation needed]

The Mahameghavahana dynasty (Odia: ମହାମେଘବାହନ; Mahā-Mēgha-Bāhana, c. 250s BC to 5th century AD) was an ancient ruling dynasty of Kalinga after the decline of the Maurya Empire. The third ruler of the dynasty, Kharavela is known by his Hathigumpha inscription.

Although religiously tolerant, Kharavela patronised Jainism.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Hampa Nagarajaiah (1999). A History of the Early Ganga Monarchy and Jainism. Ankita Pustaka. p. 10. ISBN 978-81-87321-16-3. 
  2. ^ Kailash Chand Jain (2010). History of Jainism. D. K. Print World (P) Limited. p. 437. ISBN 978-81-246-0547-9. 

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