Bhauma dynasty

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Bhauma dynasty
Capital Pragjyotishpura (present-day Guwahati) [1]
Government Monarchical
Maharaja Narakasura
Historical era Iron age
 •  Established  ???
 •  Disestablished  ???
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Danava dynasty
Varman dynasty

The Bhauma dynasty is first dynasty of Pragjyotisha, that has been mentioned in the epics such as the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Kalika Purana, the Yogini Tantra and local lore.[2] The dynasty established in Dwapar Yuga, sometime before Mahabharata war, as Bhagadatta, the son of Naraka and also friend of Pandu, fought for Kaurava's. It is the contemporary of Bana dynasty of Sonitpur (central Assam).

The dynasty was established by Naraka of Videha, by removing the Kirata chief Ghatak, the last of the Danava dynasty.[2]. The last ruler, Suparua, was killed by his ministers.[3]


Name succession Queen
1 Naraka son of Bhumi and Vishnu Maya (Princess of Vidarbha)
2 Bhagadatta son of Naraka -
3 Pushpadatta son of Bhagadatta -
4 Vajradatta son of Bhagadatta -


  1. ^ * Prakash, Col Ved, Encyclopedia of North-East India 
  2. ^ a b (Gait 1906, p. 12)
  3. ^ (Gait 1906, p. 14)