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Satavahana Empire

Approximate extent of the Satavahana Empire, circa 150 CE.
Official languages Maharashtri Prakrit (proto-Marathi)
Sanskrit
Telugu
Capitals first Junnar near Pune, then Dharanikota/ Amaravathi near Guntur
Government Monarchy
Preceding state of Sātavāhana Mauryan Empire
Succeeding states of Sātavāhana Ikshvakus, Sunga Empire, Kadambas

The Sātavāhanas (Marathi:सातवाहन Telugu:సాతవాహనులు), also known as the Andhras, were a dynasty which ruled from Junnar, Pune over Southern and Central India starting from around 230 BCE. Although there is some controversy about when the dynasty came to an end, the most liberal estimates suggest that it lasted about 450 years. The satavahanas are credited for establishing peace in the country from the onslaught of foreigners after the decline of Mauryan empire. Image File history File links SatavahanaMap. ... The Roman army consists of 400,000 men. ... An official language is a language that is given a privileged legal status in a state, or other legally-defined territory. ... Prakrit (Sanskrit prāká¹›ta प्राकृत (from pra-ká¹›ti प्रकृति), original, natural, artless, normal, ordinary, usual, i. ... Marathi is one of the widely spoken languages of India, and has a long literary history. ... The Sanskrit language ( , ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... Telugu may refer to: Telugu language Telugu literature Telugu people Telugu script Telugu films Look up Telugu in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has a second meaning based on an alternative sense of capital) is the principal city or town associated with a countrys government. ... Shivneri Fort Junnar is a city in the Pune district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. ... Puṇe (IPA: , Marathi: पुणे) is a city located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. ... Dhanyakataka means town of rice or paddy. ... In Hinduism, Amaravati is the capital of Svarga, a temporary paradise where the dead live. ... Guntur   (గుంటూరు in Telugu) is a city and a municipal corporation in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ... Places where monarchies maintain rule appear in blue. ... The Mauryan empire (321 to 185 BCE), at its largest extent around 230 BCE. The Lion Capital of Asoka, erected around 250 BCE. It is the emblem of India. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... Approximate greatest extent of the Sunga empire (185 BCE-73 BCE) For other uses of the term Sunga see Sunga (disambiguation) The Sunga empire (or Shunga empire) controlled the eastern part of India from around 185 to 73 BCE. It was established after the fall of the Indian Mauryan empire. ... An ancient royal family of Karnataka, who ruled from their capital of Banavasi, later branched into Goa, Hanagal and Chandavar. ... Marathi is one of the widely spoken languages of India, and has a long literary history. ... Telugu may refer to: Telugu language Telugu literature Telugu people Telugu script Telugu films Look up Telugu in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... // For other uses, see Dynasty (disambiguation). ... Shivneri Fort Junnar is a city in the Pune district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. ... Puṇe (IPA: , Marathi: पुणे) is a city located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. ... (Redirected from 230 BCE) Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC Decades: 280s BC 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC - 230s BC - 220s BC 210s BC 200s BC 190s BC 180s BC Years: 235 BC 234 BC 233 BC 232 BC 231 BC - 230 BC... Chandragupta Maurya (ruled 322–298 BC), known to the Greeks as Sandracottus, was the first emperor of the Mauryan empire. ...

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Origins

The first mention of the Andhras is in the Aitareya Brahmana, dating back to the 8th century BCE. Their first capital was Junnar, near Pune which falls in Andar maval region. In the Pūrānas and on their coins the dynasty is variously referred to as the Andhras, Andhrabhrityas, Sātakarnīs and Sātavāhanas. there was a reference of Andhras in Greek traveller Megasthanes's indicates that they possessed 120,000 infantry, 2,000 elephants, and had more than 30 well built fortified towns and were in command of all the sea ports from Bengal to all of south India.[specify] The Andhras ruled the biggest and most powerful empire of that time in Asia and this was evidenced by establishment of Indian colonies in southeast Asia for the first time in history. Andhra Pradesh (ఆంధర దేశం), a state in South India, lies between 12°41 and 22°N latitude and 77° and 84°40E longitude . ... The Aitareya Brahmana is the Brahmana associated with the Rigveda in the Shakala school. ... Shivneri Fort Junnar is a city in the Pune district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. ... Puṇe (IPA: , Marathi: पुणे) is a city located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. ... Megasthenes (c. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ...


The Sātavāhanas started out as feudatories to the Mauryan Empire but declared independence soon after the death of Ashoka (232 BCE). The Mauryan empire (321 to 185 BCE), at its largest extent around 230 BCE. The Lion Capital of Asoka, erected around 250 BCE. It is the emblem of India. ... Allegiance: Magadhan Empire Rank: Emperor Succeeded by: Dasaratha Maurya Reign: 273 BC-232 BC Place of birth: Pataliputra, India Battles/Wars Kalinga War Emperor Ashoka the Great (Devanagari: अशोक(:); IAST transliteration: , pronunciation: ) (304 BC–232 BC) (Imperial Title:Devanampiya Piyadassi ie He who is the beloved of the Gods who, in... (Redirected from 232 BCE) Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC Decades: 280s BC 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC - 230s BC - 220s BC 210s BC 200s BC 190s BC 180s BC Years: 237 BC 236 BC 235 BC 234 BC 233 BC - 232 BC...

Silver coin of king Vasishtiputra Satakarni (c. 160 CE). Obv: Bust of king. Brahmi legend: Siri Satakanisa Rano ... Vasithiputasa. Rev: Ujjain/Sātavāhana symbol left. Crescented six-arch chaitya hill right. River below. Prakrit legend: Arahanaku Vahitti makanaku Tiru Hatakaniko.
Silver coin of king Vasishtiputra Satakarni (c. 160 CE).
Obv: Bust of king. Brahmi legend: Siri Satakanisa Rano ... Vasithiputasa.
Rev: Ujjain/Sātavāhana symbol left. Crescented six-arch chaitya hill right. River below. Prakrit legend: Arahanaku Vahitti makanaku Tiru Hatakaniko.

They were the first native Indian rulers to issue their own coins with portraits of their rulers, starting with king Vashishtiputra Shri Pulumavi (r. 130-158 CE), a practice derived from that of the Indo-Greek kings to the northwest. Their coins give unique indications as to their chronology, language, and even facial features (curly hair, long ears, strong lips). They issued mainly lead and copper coins; their portrait-style silver coins were usually struck over coins of the Western Kshatrapa kings. Their coins also display various traditional symbols, such as elephants, lions, horses, and chaityas (stupas), as well as the "Ujjain symbol", a cross with four circles at the end. The legendary ujjayini emperor Vikramditya on whose name the Vikram Samvat is initiated might be a Satavahana emperor as the ujjayini symbol also appeared on the Satavahana coins. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1202x596, 90 KB)Satavahana king Vasishtiputra Sri Satakarni. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1202x596, 90 KB)Satavahana king Vasishtiputra Sri Satakarni. ... BrāhmÄ« refers to the pre-modern members of the Brahmic family of scripts, attested from the 3rd century BC. The best known and earliest dated inscriptions in Brahmi are the rock-cut edicts of Ashoka. ... Prakrit (Sanskrit prāká¹›ta प्राकृत (from pra-ká¹›ti प्रकृति), original, natural, artless, normal, ordinary, usual, i. ... Maximum extent of Indo-Greek territory circa 175 BCE. The Indo-Greeks (or sometimes Greco-Indians) designate a series of Greek kings, who invaded and controlled parts of northwest and northern India from 180 BCE to around 10 BCE. They are the continuation of the Greco-Bactrian dynasty of Greek... Approximate territory of the Western Kshatrapas (35-405 CE). ... Stupa at Samye Ling Monastery, Scotland A stupa (from the Sanskrit) is a type of Buddhist structure found across the Indian subcontinent, Asia and increasingly in the Western World. ... Ujjain   (Hindi:उज्जैन) (also known as Ujain, Ujjayini, Avanti) is an ancient city of central India, in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River. ...


Early rulers

After becoming independent around 230 BCE, Simuka, the founder of the dynasty, conquered Maharashtra, Malwa and part of Madhya Pradesh. He was succeeded by his brother Kanha (or Krishna) (r. 207-189 BCE), who further extended his kingdom to the west and the south. Maharashtra   (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र , English: , IPA: ) is Indias third largest state in terms of area and second largest in terms of population after Uttar Pradesh. ... Malwa (Malvi:माळवा) is a region in western India occupying a plateau of volcanic origin in the western part of Madhya Pradesh state and the south-eastern part of Rajasthan. ... Madhya PradeÅ›   (HindÄ«: मध्य प्रदेश, English: , IPA: ), often called the Heart of India, is a state in central India. ...


His successor Sātakarnī I defeated the Sunga dynasty of North India, and performed several Vedic sacrifices at huge cost, including the Horse Sacrifice. By this time the dynasty was well established, with its capital at Pratishthānapura (Paithan) in Maharashtra, and its power spreading into all of South India. The Pūrānas list 30 rulers of this line. Many are known from their coins and inscriptions as well. Approximate greatest extent of the Sunga empire (185 BCE-73 BCE) For other uses of the term Sunga see Sunga (disambiguation) The Sunga empire (or Shunga empire) controlled the eastern part of India from around 185 to 73 BCE. It was established after the fall of the Indian Mauryan empire. ... // For other uses, see Dynasty (disambiguation). ... The religion of the Vedic civilization is the predecessor of classical Hinduism, usually included in the term. ... Paithan, formerly Pratishthana, was the capital of the Sātavāhana empire of ancient India. ...


Conflict with the Shakas, Yavanas and Pahlavas

The first century CE saw the incursion of the Sakas of Central Asia into India, where they formed the dynasty of the Western Kshatrapas. The four immediate successors of Hāla (r. 20-24 CE) had short reigns totalling about a dozen years. About this time the kingdom lost some of its territory, including Malwa, to the Western Kshatrapas. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with shakya. ... Approximate territory of the Western Kshatrapas ( 35- 405 CE). ... Malwa (Malvi:माळवा) is a region in western India occupying a plateau of volcanic origin in the western part of Madhya Pradesh state and the south-eastern part of Rajasthan. ...

 Scroll supported by Indian Yaksha, Amaravati, 2nd-3rd century CE.
Scroll supported by Indian Yaksha, Amaravati, 2nd-3rd century CE.

Eventually Gautamiputra (Sri Yagna) Sātakarni (also known as Shalivahan) (r. 78-106 CE) defeated the Western Kshatrapa ruler Nahapana, restoring the prestige of his dynasty by reconquering a large part of the former dominions of the Sātavāhanas. He was an ardent supporter of Hinduism. He called himself "Destroyer of Shakas (Western Kshatrapas), Yavanas (Indo-Greeks) and Pahlavas (Indo-Parthians)" in his inscriptions. Gautamiputra Satakarni also defeated Shaka king Vikramaditya in 78 AD and started the calender known as Shalivahan era or Shaka era, which is followed by Marathi people and South Indians today as well. In Maharashtra, even today, Gautamiputra Satkarni has a special place in people's hearts, which he shares with another Maratha emperor Shivaji. Download high resolution version (886x597, 176 KB)Greek floral scroll, supported by Indian Yaksas, Amaravati, 3rd century CE. Tokyo National Art Museum. ... Download high resolution version (886x597, 176 KB)Greek floral scroll, supported by Indian Yaksas, Amaravati, 3rd century CE. Tokyo National Art Museum. ... Mathura , 1st-2nd century CE Greek scroll supported by Indian Yaksha, Amaravati, 3rd century CE, Tokyo National Museum. ... Amaravati may refer to: Amaravati (capital), in Hinduism, (అమరావతి) is the capital of Svarga, a temporary paradise where the dead live. ... Gautamiputra Satkarni (c. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with shakya. ... Approximate territory of the Western Kshatrapas ( 35- 405 CE). ... Yona, Yonaka or Yavana is a Pali word used in ancient India to designate Greeks. ... Maximum extent of Indo-Greek territory circa 175 BCE. The Indo-Greeks (or sometimes Greco-Indians) designate a series of Greek kings, who invaded and controlled parts of northwest and northern India from 180 BCE to around 10 BCE. They are the continuation of the Greco-Bactrian dynasty of Greek... Coin of Gondophares (20-50 CE), first and greatest king of the Indo-Parthian Kingdom. ... Coin of Gondophares (20-50 AD), first king of the Indo-Parthians kingdom. ... Only known drawing of Shaka standing with the long throwing assegai and the heavy shield in 1824 - four years before his death Shaka (sometimes spelled Tshaka, Tchaka or Chaka; ca. ... The period of prominence of the Gupta dynasty is very often referred to as the Golden Age of India. ... 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 Events Romans conquer the Ordovices, located in present-day northern Wales, as well as the Silures. ... The Marathi people or Maharashtrians (Marathi: मराठी माणसं or महाराष्ट्रीय)are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group that inhabit the Maharashtra region and state of western India. ... South India is a geographic and linguistic-cultural region of India. ... Maharashtra   (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र , English: , IPA: ) is Indias third largest state in terms of area and second largest in terms of population after Uttar Pradesh. ... The Marāthās (Marathi: मराठा)is a collective term referring to an Indo Aryan group of Hindu warriors and peasants hailing mostly from the present-day state of Maharashtra, who created a substantial empire, covering a major part of India, in the late 17th and 18th centuries AD. The Marathas... Shivaji Bhonsle, also known as Chatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhonsle (Marathi: छत्रपती शिवाजी राजे भोसले) was the founder of the Maratha empire in western India in 1674. ...


Gautamiputra Sātakarni's son, Vashishtiputra Pulumāyi (r. 106-130 CE), succeeded him. He was the first Sātavāhana king to issue the portrait-type coinage.


His brother, Vashishtiputra Sātakarni, married the daughter of Rudradaman I of the Western Kshatrapa dynasty, but was defeated by his father-in-law in battle, with serious effect on Sātavāhana power and prestige.


It was not until the reign of Sri Yajna Sātakarni (170-199 CE) that there was another change of fortune for the Sātavāhanas. He struggled hard against the Shakas and recovered some of the territory lost to them.


Cultural achievements

An aniconic representation of Mara's assault on the Buddha, 2nd century CE, Amaravati.
An aniconic representation of Mara's assault on the Buddha, 2nd century CE, Amaravati.

Of the Sātavāhana kings, Hāla (r. 20-24 CE) is famous for compiling the collection of Maharashtri Prakrit poems known as the Gaha Sattasai ( Sanskrit: Gāthā Saptashatī), although from linguistic evidence it seems that the work now extant must have been re-edited in the succeeding century or two. Download high resolution version (528x779, 171 KB)An aniconic representation of Maras assault on the Buddha, 2nd century CE, Amaravati. ... Download high resolution version (528x779, 171 KB)An aniconic representation of Maras assault on the Buddha, 2nd century CE, Amaravati. ... The 2nd century is the period from 101 - 200 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... Maharashtri is a language of medieval India, descended from Sanskrit, and spoken in what is now Maharashtra and other parts of India. ... The Sanskrit language ( , ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ...


The Satavahana Empire was also instrumental in the development of Maharashtri language which is a predeccesor of Marathi language. The great Satavahana Emperor Shalivahan aka Gautamiputra Satakarni is also credited for cultural development in the city of Pratisthan (now known as Paithan). It was during the Satavahana era, that the world-class Sari of Paithani was developed. [1] Maharashtri is a language of medieval India, descended from Sanskrit, and spoken in what is now Maharashtra and other parts of India. ... Marathi (मराठी ) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Marathi people of western India (Maharshtrians). ... Paithan, formerly Pratishthana, was the capital of the Sātavāhana empire of ancient India. ... The figure-flattering sari can be counted amongst the most graceful dresses A sari (also spelled saree) is the traditional garment worn by many women in the Indian subcontinent. ... Paithani is a name derived from a place called Paithan in Maharashtra state, where this particular sari was a peculiarity. ...


The Sātavāhana kings are also remarkable for their contributions to Buddhist art and architecture. The great stupas in the Krishna River Valley were built by them, including the stupa at Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh. The stupas were decorated in marble slabs and sculpted with scenes from the life of the Buddha, portrayed in a characteristic slim and elegant style.the greatest achievement of satavahana empire is the colinisation of southeast asia and the spread of Indian culture to those parts, Mahayana Buddhism which may have originated in Andhra (northwestern India being the alternative candidate) did spread to many parts of Asia because of the rich maritime culture of Satavahanas. The Amaravati style of sculpture spread to Southeast Asia at this time. It has been suggested that Buddhist symbolism be merged into this article or section. ... The Krishna River is one of the longest rivers of India (about 1300 km in length). ... Greek scroll supported by Indian Yaksha, Amaravati, 3rd century CE. An iconic representation of Maras assault on the Buddha, 2nd century CE, Amaravati. ... Andhra Pradesh  : (Telugu: ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్, Urdu: آندھرا پردیش, IPA: ), is a state in South India. ... Media:Example. ... Relief image of the bodhisattva Guan Yin from Mt. ... Greek scroll supported by Indian Yaksha, Amaravati, 3rd century CE. An iconic representation of Maras assault on the Buddha, 2nd century CE, Amaravati. ...


Decline

Although the Satavahanas could resist their enemies, they were ultimately weakened by continuous military conflicts and around 220 AD, this Dynasty ended.


Several dynasties divided the lands of the kingdom among themselves. Among them were:

  • Abhiras in the northwestern part of the kingdom. They were ultimately to succeed the Sātavāhanas in their capital Pratishthānapura.
  • Chutus in South Maharashtra
  • Kadambas of Banavasi in North Karnataka.
  • Ikshvākus (or Srīparvatiyas) in the Krishna-Guntur region.

On the boundaries of the old Sātavāhana Kingdom arose a number of new states, which seized their territory. The most important were the Pallavas of Kanchipuram, of whom the first ruler was Simhavarman I (r. 275-300 CE). Yadav is a Hindu caste which is referred to in ancient Hindu scriptures. ... chutus were the feudatories of the Satavahana Dynasty. ... Kadambas was an ancient royal dynasty of Karnataka, who ruled from their capital of Banavasi from (345-525AD) later branched into Goa, Hanagal and Chandavar. ... Ikshvaku Ikshu (Sea of sugar cane) Ikshvaku (Son of Manu and father of Kukshi; the founder of the Suryavanshi dynasty, reigning at Ayodhya at the commencement of the Treta Yuga. ... Guntur   (గుంటూరు in Telugu) is a city and a municipal corporation in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ... Pallavas were a South Indian dynasty. ...


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(Islamic empires in India) Coin of the Shahi king Spalapati Deva, circa 750-900. ... During the middle ages, several Islamic regimes established empires in South Asia. ...



See also

Shri Chintamani, Theur Flag of the Maratha Empire :God Amrinath of My home village Khamgaon Maval Near fort Sinhagad Maratha king Shivaji Bhonsale :god Khandoba :God JOTIBA :Goddess Mahalakximi of Kolhapur :Goddess Tulja Bhavani of Tuljapur The Marāthās is a collective term referring to an Indo-Aryan group... The Indo-Greek Kingdom (or sometimes Graeco-Indian Kingdom[1]) covered various parts of the northwest and northern Indian subcontinent from 180 BCE to around 10 CE, and was ruled by a succession of more than thirty Hellenistic kings,[2] often in conflict with each other. ... Early anepigraphic coinage of the Indo-Scythians (c. ... Coin of Gondophares (20-50 AD), first king of the Indo-Parthians kingdom. ... Approximate territory of the Western Kshatrapas ( 35- 405 CE). ... Boundary of the Kushan empire, c. ... Andhra Pradesh  : (Telugu: ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్, Urdu: آندھرا پردیش, IPA: ), is a state in South India. ...

References

  • K.A. Nilakanta Sastri, A History of South India (Madras, 1976).

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