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Encyclopedia > Saka era
For other uses, see number 78.

Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century


Decades: 0s BC - 0s - 10s - 20s - 30s - 40s - 50s - 60s - 70s - 80s - 90s - 100s


Years: 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83


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Saka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2556 words)
The Saka Era is used by the Indian national calendar, a few other Hindu calendars, and the Cambodian Buddhist calendar—its year zero begins near the vernal equinox of 78.
Paul Pezon supports this theory, claiming that the Saka Scythians and the seemingly related Cimmerians were ultimately ancestors to the Celts and Germans, and that the Germans fled the Baltic area when it was flooded by the rising sea level after the Ice age.
The Buddha Gotama was recorded of being of the tribe of the Sakas, his father being a king of the Kshatriya caste.
The Minor Indo-Scythian and Indo-Parthian Eras of Maues, Gondophares, and Odi (1918 words)
The philosophical reason is that the fewer the number of eras employed to explain the inscriptions, the simpler the solution, and it is a general principle that the simplest solution is usually the best.
The first dates are in the Azes era (red) and Greek (green) in the North, the Saka era in the West (olive green) and the use of regal years (fl), in the south.
For example, inscriptions are attributed to the Saka era both in West India and in the Gangetic region.
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