Magadha was one of the 16 Mahajanapadas, or ‘Great Kingdoms’ that existed in ancient India. This ancient kingdom was centered around southern Bihar, in the northeastern part of India. Much of the information regarding Magadha’s history is derived from written sources, which were written from a religious perspective, be it Hindu, Buddhist, or Jain. According to some of these accounts, the kingdom existed as early as the 2nd millennium BC. Modern scholarship, however, generally considers the rulers of this early Magadhan period to be semi-legendary figures.
The history of Magadha from the 6th century BC onwards, on the other hand, is taken more seriously. Although there are many uncertainties about Magadha, it played a significant role in India’s history, and two powerful Indian empires – the Maurya Empire and the Gupta Empire, have their origins in the core area of this ancient kingdom.
Original Article Titled : Magadha: Mighty Kingdom that Spawned Two of India’s Most Powerful Empires
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