Mahanandin

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Mahanandin
Shishunaga King
Reignc. 521 – c. 421 BCE[citation needed]
PredecessorNandivardhana
SuccessorMahapadma Nanda
IssueMahapadma Nanda
FatherNandivardhana

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]

Citations[edit]

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

Sources[edit]

  • Mookerji, Radha Kumud (1988) [first published in 1966], Chandragupta Maurya and his times (4th ed.), Motilal Banarsidass, ISBN 81-208-0433-3
  • Singh, Upinder (2016), A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India: From the Stone Age to the 12th Century, Pearson PLC, ISBN 978-81-317-1677-9
  • Smith, Vincent A. (2008) [1906], Jackson, A. V. Williams, ed., History of India, in Nine Volumes, II - From the Sixth Century B.C. to the Mohammedan Conquest, Including the Invasion of Alexander the Great, Cosimo Classics, ISBN 978-1-60520-492-5