Vasudeva Kanva

From Bharatpedia, an open encyclopedia
Information red.svg
Scan the QR code to donate via UPI
Dear reader, We need your support to keep the flame of knowledge burning bright! Our hosting server bill is due on June 1st, and without your help, Bharatpedia faces the risk of shutdown. We've come a long way together in exploring and celebrating our rich heritage. Now, let's unite to ensure Bharatpedia continues to be a beacon of knowledge for generations to come. Every contribution, big or small, makes a difference. Together, let's preserve and share the essence of Bharat.

Thank you for being part of the Bharatpedia family!
Please scan the QR code on the right click here to donate.

0%

   

transparency: ₹0 raised out of ₹100,000 (0 supporter)



Vasudeva Kanva
Founder of Kanva dynasty
Reignc. 75 – c. 66 BCE (9 years)
PredecessorDevabhuti
SuccessorBhumimitra
IssueBhumimitra
DynastyKanva

Vasudeva Kanva (c. 75 – c. 66 BCE) was the founder of the Kanva dynasty.[1] He was originally an Amatya (minister) of last Shunga ruler Devabhuti. Vasudeva killed the last Shunga ruler and established Kanva dynasty.[2] Bana's Harshacharita informs us that he came to power after the death of Devabhuti by a daughter of his slave woman disguised as his queen. He was succeeded by his son Bhumimitra.[3][4]

Ascension to power

He was originally an Amatya (minister) of last Shunga ruler Devabhuti. Vasudeva killed the last Shunga ruler and established Kanva dynasty.[2] Bana's Harshacharita informs us that he came to power after the death of Devabhuti by a daughter of his slave woman disguised as his queen.[5][4][6]

Reign

He was a Vaishnavite (worhsipper of Lord Vishnu).[6] Most of the taxes collected during his reign were used for temples. He was one of the famous patrons of arts.[7][4][6] During his reign, the Indo-Greeks invaded, but he managed to keep his throne.[6] He was succeeded by his son Bhumimitra.[8][4][6]

Indo-Greek Kingdom campaigns

See also

References

Citations

  1. Hazra, Rajendra Chandra (1987) [1940], Studies in the Puranic Records on Hindu Rites and Customs, Motilal Banarsidass, ISBN 81-208-0422-8
    - Raychaudhuri, Hemchandra (2006), Political History of Ancient India, Cosmo Publications, ISBN 81-307-0291-6
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thapar 2013, p. 296.
  3. Rao, B.V. (January 2012). World history from early times to A D 2000. Sterling Publishers. p. 97. ISBN 9788120731882.
    - Shankar, Rama (1967). History of Ancient India. Tripathi. p. 189. ISBN 9788120800182.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 INDIA: Brief History Volume 4. Symist. 7 July 2019.
  5. Rao, B.V. (January 2012). World history from early times to A D 2000. Sterling Publishers. p. 97. ISBN 9788120731882.
    - Shankar, Rama (1967). History of Ancient India. Tripathi. p. 189. ISBN 9788120800182.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 INDIA: Brief History Volume 3 (EBook). Symist. 3 March 2019. p. 34.
  7. Kennedy Warder, Anthony (1989). Indian Kavya Literature. Vol. 2. p. 114. ISBN 9788120804470.
  8. Rao, B.V. (January 2012). World history from early times to A D 2000. Sterling Publishers. p. 97. ISBN 9788120731882.
    - Shankar, Rama (1967). History of Ancient India. Tripathi. p. 189. ISBN 9788120800182.

Sources

Further reading

  • Lahiri, Bela: Indigenous States of Northern India (circa 200 B.C. - 320 A.D.), University of Calcutta, 1974.


Preceded by
Devabhuti
Kanva dynasty
c. 75 BCE
Succeeded by
Bhumimitra