Mahanandin

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Mahanandin
Shishunaga King
Reign c. 367 – c. 345 BCE
Predecessor Nandivardhana
Successor Mahapadma Nanda
Issue Mahapadma Nanda
Father Nandivardhana

Mahanandin was a king of the Shishunaga dynasty of the Indian subcontinent. The dynasty ruled parts of ancient India around the city of Pataliputra (present day Patna, Bihar).

Life[edit]

Puranas list Nandivardhana as the ninth Shishunaga king and his son Mahanandin as the tenth and the last Shishunaga king.[1] Mahanandin was killed by his illegitimate son from a Shudra wife named Mahapadma Nanda.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith 2008, p. 37.
  2. ^ Mookerji 1988, p. 10.

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