Indian History

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Nanda Dynasty

Nandas established an empire for the first time in India.

Nanda dynasty was founded by Mahanandin. But later he was killed by Mahapadmananda.

It was said that Mahapadmananda killed Kalasoka and ascended the Magadha throne.

As per the Jain literature Parishistaparva he belonged to low caste Sudra like barbar.

He was the first Sudra who come to power setting aside upper caste supremacy.

Mahapadmananda established a powerful empire.

He had the titles of `Ekarat`, `Ekashatra`.

He was called as second `Parashurama`.

Mahapadmananda was a great administrator.

He was the first real emperor of India.

As per Hathigumpha inscription Nandas defeated Kalinga and carried the statue of `Jina` as victory trophy.

Alexander invasions took place during the period of Dhanananda.

Dhanananda was the last ruler of the dynasty.

He was killed by Chandragupta Maurya who established Mauryan dynasty in 323 B.C.

The Chinese traveller Hieun-Tsang mentioned that Nandas erected 5 stupas in Pataliputra.