Mahameghavahana dynasty

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Maha-Meghavahana Dynasty
Mahāmēghabāhana
ମହାମେଘବାହନ
c. 250s BC–c. 5th century CE
Capital Not specified
Religion Jainism
Government Monarchy
King Kharavela
Kudepasiri
Historical era Classical India
 •  Established c. 250s BC
 •  Disestablished c. 5th century CE
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Maurya Empire
Gupta Empire

The Mahameghavahana dynasty (Odia: ମହାମେଘବାହନ; Mahā-Mēgha-Bāhana, c. 250s BC to 5th century CE[citation needed]) was an ancient ruling dynasty of Kalinga (modern-day Odisha state) 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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