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Magadha Empire (in Hindi)
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This lesson discusses Magadha Empire.

Quasif Ansari
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  1. Rise of the Magadha


  2. The Magadha rose to power after the sixth century B.C under the powerful king Bimbisara Magadha was the resource rich region as the soil was fertile, food security, huge population, big army, availability of elephants in large numbers etc. The geographical location of the Magadha added the advantage of the Magadha over the other rivals. The capital of the Magadha was Rajgir but later on it was transferred to Patliputra(modern day Patna) Bimbisara ruled over the Magadha between 544 to 492 B.C. Bimbisara was a very intelligent ruler and who expanded his empire by diplomacy, matrimonial alliance and conquest. Firstly Bimbisara married with the Kosladevi in which he got the Kasi region as dowry from which he earned high revenues. Secondly he was married with Chellana princess of the Lichavi family which secured the northern frontier. He was also married with Khema who was the princess of Madra in Madhya Pradesh


  3. Bimb led many exp the Anga in Bengal Bimbisara was a devotee of the both VardhamanMahavir and Gautam Buddha but it is unclear as he was follower of which faith. He was murdered by his own son Ajatshatru in the year 492 Isara was also a very able general as he himself edition. He defeated Brahmadatta of B.C Bimbisara was succeeded by his son Ajatshatru who was also a very able general but unlike Bimbisara he expanded the empire not by diplomacy but by conquest. He was the follower of the Jainism but later on he embraced Buddhism after meeting Gautam Buddha as some of the sources of the Ancient History says. He organized the First Buddhist Council in the year 483 B.C at Saptaparni caves near Rajgir in Bihar after the death of Gautam Buddha in order to propagate the Buddhism He died in the year 460 B.C


  4. u was succeeded by Uday who transferred the capital of the Magadha from Rajgir to Patliputra After Ud finally they were defeated by Shishunaga who was the minister of the Magadha Empire. After Shishunaga he was succeeded by Kalasoka who organized the second Buddhist Council in the year 363 B.C at Vaishali in Bihar. ay the entire successors were very weak and