Vasujyeshtha

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Vasujyeshtha
Shunga Emperor
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Shunga masculine figurine (moulded plate). 2nd–1st century BCE.
Reign 141–131 BCE
Predecessor Agnimitra
Successor Vasumitra
Dynasty Shunga
Father Agnimitra

Vasujyeshtha (r. 141 – 131 BCE) was the third king of the Shunga Dynasty of Northern India. His reign is not well documented, thus little is known about him. He is credited with successfully completing his grandfather's Ashvamedha and for defeating forces of the Indo-Greek Kingdom along the banks of the Sindhu River. His achievements are mentioned briefly in the "Malavikagnimitra", which was composed during the later Gupta era by Kalidasa.

Preceded by
Agnimitra
King of Shunga Dynasty
141–131 BCE
Succeeded by
Vasumitra

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