Satavahana Dynasty Rulers, Administration, Society and Economic and Religious Conditions during the Rule of Satavahana Dynasty!
SATAVAHANA EMPIRE c. 120 300 CE Delhi Mathuro In the north-western Deccan on the ruins of the Mauryan empire arose the kingdom of the Satavahanas in the first century B.C Ulijoyini SATAVAH Nusik Kor Bay of Bengal Tanjore TOWN Indian Ocean MODERN TOWN
THE EARLY SATAVAHANAS
The earliest of the Satavahana kings to receive wide recognition was Satakarni I.
THE LATER SATAVAHANAS
The Satavahana coins, inscriptions and literature are the rich source of our knowledge about their administrative system.
The Satavahana society was divided into four classes. The first class consisted of high officials and feudatory chief second class and wealthy traders The included petty officers like Amatyas Mahamatras In the third class were the middle class peoples such as vaidyas or physicians, riters The as carpenters, blacksmiths, fishermen and gardeners. fourth and the last class ere constituted of the lowest vocations such
They also took part in the Ashvamedhas. The Satavahanas were Brahmanas
thi o t of the rock caves in the Deccan were cut during is period. These caves were big and beautiful
it The Satavahana rulers were lovers of literature. Under their patronage, great progress was made in the field of literature In this period, the Prakrit language and literature developed significantly