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Ancient History of Bihar Part - 7 : Bindusara

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  • He was Second Ruler of the Mauryan Empire and Son of Chandragupta Maurya .
  • His rule started from 297 BC and lasted till 273 BC.
  • He is also called as Amitraghata (Slayer of enemies) or Amitrochates in Greek sources.
  • He is also called Singhsen or Bindupala in various Jain literature. Jaina text Rajvalli-Katha called him Seemseri.
  • Syrian king Antiochus sent Deimachus as his ambassador in the court of Bindusara.
  • He had appointed his son, Ashoka as the governor of Ujjain who later became the next king of the Mauryan Empire.
  • Bindusara further extended the Mauryan Empire and is believed to have conquered the Deccan up to Mysore.
  • The Sangam Tamil literature also mentions the Mauryan invasion of the far south.
  • Bindusara supported a religious sect known as Ajivikas. Ajivika was one of the nastika or heterodox schools of Indian philosophy. It is believed to have been founded in the 5th century BCE by Makkhali Gosala.

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