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Kanishka

Kanishka was the greatest among Kushan rulers.

He was a great warrier, administrator.

He patronized and followed Mahayana Buddhism.

He had the mixture of valour and courage of Chandragupta and religious passion of Ashoka.

He is called as second Ashoka.

He ascended the throne in 78 A.D. and ruled upto 120 A.D.

He ruled the entire North India and conquered upto Pataliputra.

Kanishka started a new Era beginning from 78 A.D. This Era is called Salivahana Saka.

He treated all the religions equally.

He annexed Kashgar and Khotan to his empire. The empire of Kanishka extended from Bokhara to Sind and Persia to Bihar.

The capital of Kanishka was Purushapura(modern Peshawar).

He convened the fourth Buddhist council at Kashmir. He sent Buddhist missionaries to control Asia and China.

The court of Kanishka was adorned by Acharya Nagarjuna, Vasumitra, Charaka etc.

Acharya Nagarjuna was the authro of "Madyamika Sutra" and "Sunya Veda".

The famous poet Ashvaghosa was the author of "Buddhacharita".

The court physician of Kanishka was Charaka. He was the author of "Charaka Samhita".

Kanishka waged a war against Kashmir and got victory and built a city known as Kanishkapuram as a mark of success.

He invaded against Magadha and occupied Pataliputra and took along with his the famous poet Ashvaghosha. He defeated the Chinese General Pan-Chavo and got Kashgar, Bolan and yarkhand regions and stopped paying tribute to China. He had the titles of "Devaputra" and "Ceaser".