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Nāgadāsaka

Nāgadāsaka
Last Haryanka King
Reignc. 435 – c. 413 BCE (24 years)
PredecessorMunda
SuccessorShishunaga (who founded Shishunaga dynasty)
DynastyHaryanka
FatherMunda

Nāgadāsaka was king of Magadha from 435 to 413 BCE[citation needed] and son of Anuruddha Munda. He slew his father and ruled for twenty-four years. The people deposed him and made Shishunaga king in his place. Shishunaga was the founder of Shishunaga dynasty.[1]

According to Buddhist tradition, he was the last of Haryanka rulers who was replaced by his amatya (minister), Shishunaga.[2]

References

Citations

  1. ^ Hazra, Kanai Lal (1984), Royal patronage of Buddhism in ancient India, D.K. Publications, p. 39, OCLC 10590550
  2. ^ Upinder Singh 2016, p. 273.

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