Maukharis and their contemporaries in India
|Historical era||Classical India|
|Outline of South Asian history|
The Maukhari Dynasty was a royal Indian dynasty that controlled vast areas of Northern India for over six generations. They earlier served as vassals of the Guptas as well as related to Harsha and his short-lived Vardhan dynasty. The Maukharis established their independence at Kannauj, during the 6th century. The dynasty ruled over much of Uttar Pradesh and Magadha. Around 606 CE, a large area of their empire was reconquered by the Later Guptas.
The known Maukhari rulers of madhya-desha include:
- Ishvara-varman (Iśvaravarman)
- Ishana-varman (Iśanavarman), r. c. 550-560 CE
- Sharva-varman (Śarvavarman), r. c. 560-575 CE
- Avanti-varman, r. c. 575-600 CE
- Graha-varman, r. c. 600-605 CE
- Nrpa Shri Yajna-varman
- Nrpa Samantachudamani Shri Shardula-varman
- Ronald M. Davidson (2012). Indian Esoteric Buddhism: A Social History of the Tantric Movement. Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231501026.