Maha… [14] These religions also sought some type of liberation from the cyclic rounds of rebirth and karmic retribution through spiritual knowledge. Magadha Empire encompasses the rule of three dynasties over time – Haryanka Dynasty, Shishunaga Dynasty, and Nanda Dynasty. Accounts differ slightly as to the cause of King Ajatashatru's war with the Licchavi, an area north of the river Ganges. Inclusion of Vastu Shastra in the ancient scriptures points to the fact that Vastu in India is present in India since time immemorial. Nirvana of Mahavira 466 B.C. Two notable rulers of Magadha were Bimbisara (also known as Shrenika) and his son Ajatashatru (also known as Kunika), who are mentioned in Buddhist and Jain literature as contemporaries of the Buddha and Mahavira. The Mauryan Empire and Gupta Empire, both of which originated in Magadha, saw advancements in ancient India's science, mathematics, astronomy, religion, and philosophy and were considered the Golden Age of India. Jain texts tell how Ajatashatru used two new weapons: a catapult, and a covered chariot with swinging mace that has been compared to a modern tank. Chandragupta Maurya ruled Magadha in 16th century BCE with help of Chankaya Lord Ganesha is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The ancient kingdom of Magadha is heavily mentioned in Jain and Buddhist texts. According to Sri Lankan chronicles, the people of Magadha revolted during the reign of Nagadasaka and placed an amatya (minister) named Sisunaga as king. She is known to have immolated herself unable to tolerate foul words for her husband, spoken by her father Daksha. This is because present day Vastu is derived from the ones that were used in the Vedic era but the approach in the modern day is different. [9] The Śramaṇa movement gave rise to diverse range of heterodox beliefs, ranging from accepting or denying the concept of soul, atomism, antinomian ethics, materialism, atheism, agnosticism, fatalism to free will, idealization of extreme asceticism to that of family life, strict ahimsa (non-violence) and vegetarianism to permissibility of violence and meat-eating. Was the viceroy of Kasi before becoming king of Magadha.

The Nanda dynasty ruled in northern part of the Indian subcontinent during the 4th century BCE, and possibly during the 5th century BCE. Vastu Shastra in Ancient Texts refers to all the details that have been included in the ancient scriptures of India including the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Puranas and a lot more. It took fifteen years for Ajatashatru to defeat them. Udayi ascends throne (33 years reign) 408 B.C. [citation needed], Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, lived much of his life in the kingdom of Magadha. Magadha was an ancient kingdom located on the Indo-Gangetic plains in eastern India and spread over what is today the modern state of Bihar. List of Kings who ruled Magadha Empire from 1534 - 833 BCE (Maurya, Sunga, Kanva dynasties). Home Kings King Ajatashatru of Magadha Mr.Gandikota February 17, 2017 King Ajatashatru also known as Kunika, was son of King Bimbisara of the Haryanka Dynasty. [1], Some scholars have identified the Kīkaṭa tribe—mentioned in the Rigveda (3.53.14) with their ruler Pramaganda—as the forefathers of Magadhas because Kikata is used as synonym for Magadha in the later texts;[2] Like the Magadhas in the Atharvaveda, the Rigveda speaks of the Kikatas as a hostile tribe, living on the borders of Brahmanical India, who did not perform Vedic rituals. Darsaka son of Ajathashatru ascends throne (25 years reign) 441 B.C. Magadha was an ancient Indian kingdom in southern Bihar, and was counted as one of the sixteen Mahajanapadas, 'Great Countries' of ancient India.Magadha played an important role in the development of Jainism and Buddhism, and two of India's greatest empires, the Maurya Empire and Gupta Empire, originated in Magadha. Legends of Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva mentioned in the Mahapuranas and Upapuranas.