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Founder of Satavahana dynasty
Reign 230-207 BCE (23 years)
Successor Kanha
Issue Satakarni
House Satavahana

Simuka (Marathi: सिमुक) (Teluguసిముక, Simuka ?) (230–207 BCE) was an Indian king and the founder of the Satavahana dynasty.[1] He is described as Sishuka or Sindhuka in the Puranas. He is also known as Gadabhilla, father of Vikrama in the accounts of the Jains, and is said to have ruled in the area of Pratishthan and Malwa.


Simuka's son was Satakarni.[2]


He was succeeded by his brother Kanha(or Krishna) (r. 207–189 BCE),[citation needed] who further extended the empire westward at least as far as Nashik.[3] The presence of coins from the Simuka period suggest that this must have been an important city of the kingdom, may be even the capital[citation needed].


  1. ^ Raychaudhuri 2006, p. 336.
  2. ^ Raychaudhuri 2006, p. 346.
  3. ^ Singh 2008, p. 382.


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