20 Facts About Satavahana dynasty


The Satavahana dynasty had different capital cities at different times, including Pratishthana and Amaravati .

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Origin of the Satavahana dynasty is uncertain, but according to the Puranas, their first king overthrew the Kanva Satavahana dynasty.

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The Satavahana dynasty reached its zenith under the rule of Gautamiputra Satakarni and his successor Vasisthiputra Pulamavi.

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One of the earliest known Satavahana dynasty inscriptions was that found at Cave No 19 of the Pandavleni Caves in Nashik district, which was issued during the reign of Kanha .

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Andhra is both a tribal and a territorial name, the latter territorial denotation of present Telugu lands came into usage only well after the Satavahana dynasty period had ended, which meant that the term Andhra represented only the Andhra tribe and not the present Andhra region or its Telugu people.

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The various Puranas state that the first king of the Satavahana dynasty ruled for 23 years, and mention his name variously as Sishuka, Sindhuka, Chhismaka, Shipraka, etc.

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Oldest Satavahana dynasty inscription is the one found on a slab of the upper drum of the Kanaganahalli Great Stupa mentioning year 16 of Vasisthiputra Sri Chimuka Satavahana dynasty's reign, which can be dated from ca.

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The next well-known ruler of the Satavahana dynasty was Hala, who composed Gaha Sattasai in Maharashtri Prakrit.

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Satavahana dynasty power was revived by Gautamiputra Satakarni, who is considered the greatest of the Satavahana dynasty rulers.

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Satavahana dynasty assumed the titles Raja-Raja and Maharaja, and was described as the Lord of Vindhya.

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Satavahana dynasty is believed to have added the Bellary region to Satakarni's kingdom.

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Satavahana dynasty's coins featuring ships with double mast have been found on the Coromandel Coast, indicating involvement in maritime trade and naval power.

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Satavahana dynasty dominions were limited to their original base in the Deccan and eastern central India around Amaravati.

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Satavahana dynasty recovered much of the territory lost the Western Kshatrapas, and issued silver coinage, imitating them.

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Satavahana dynasty territory included northern Deccan region, spanning the present-day Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Telangana states.

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The increased craft production during the Satavahana dynasty period is evident from archaeological discoveries at sites such as Kotalingala, as well as epigraphic references to artisans and guilds.

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Thousands of lead, copper and potin Satavahana dynasty coins have been discovered in the Deccan region; a few gold and silver coins are available.

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Satavahana dynasty coins give unique indications as to their chronology, language, and even facial features .

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Satavahana dynasty paintings are the earliest surviving specimens—excluding prehistoric rock art—in India, and they are to be found only at the Ajanta Caves.

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Satavahana dynasty rulers are remarkable for their contributions to Buddhist art and architecture.

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