Virudhaka

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Virudhaka
King of Kosala
FatherPasenadi

Virudhaka (Sanskrit: Virūḍhaka, Pali: Viḍūḍabha) was a king of Kosala during the lifetime of the Buddha. He was the son and successor of Pasenadi (Prasenajit), king of Kosala.[1] Virūḍhaka attacked and virtually annihilated the little autonomous tribe of Shakyas, to which the Buddha belonged, and Koliyas, in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal.[2] A little later his kingdom was incorporated in Magadha.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sastri 1988, p. 17.
  2. ^ a b A.L. Basham, The Wonders that was India, 1967, p. 47

Sources[edit]

  • Sastri, K. A. Nilakanta, ed. (1988) [1967], Age of the Nandas and Mauryas (Second ed.), Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, ISBN 81-208-0465-1
  • Sen, Sailendra Nath (1999) [1988], Ancient Indian History and Civilization (Second ed.), New Age International Publishers, ISBN 81-224-1198-3
  • Basham, A. L. The Wonder That was India. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1963.