Harshavardhana Dynasty also called the Pushyabhuti dynasty

Harshavardhana Dynasty also called the Pushyabhuti dynasty

Harshavardhana (590-647 AD) Was The Great Ruler Of This Dynasty. He Transferred His Radhani From Thaneshwar To Kannauj.

Harshavardhana Dynasty also called the Pushyabhuti dynasty
Harshavardhana Dynasty also called the Pushyabhuti dynasty

Pushyabhuti Dynasty Was Established In Thaneshwar. The First Important Ruler Of This Dynasty Was Prabhakarvardhana.

Banabhatta Was Harsha’s Court Poet. He Composed ‘Harshacharita’. Harsha Himself Composed Plays Named ‘ Nagananda ‘, ‘Ratnavali’ And ‘ Priyadarsika ‘.

Harsha Had A Battle With The Chalukya Ruler Pulakeshin II On The Banks Of The River Narmada, In Which Harsha Was Defeated.

The Chinese Traveler Hiuen Tsang Came To India During The Reign Of Harshavardhana . His Travelogue Is Known As ‘Si-U-Ki’.

Harsha Took Over The Reins Of Governance In 606 AD.

Harsha Assumed The Full Regal Title Maharajadhiraj In 612 AD.

Harsha Assumed The Title Of King Of Magadha In 641 AD.

Another Name Of Harsha Was Shiladitya. The Expansion Of The Empire Towards The South Of Harshavardhana Was Stopped By The Chalukya Ruler Pulakesin II.

Harshavardhana Patronized Mahayana Buddhism. Scholars Like Baan, Peacock, Diwakar And Vensang Were Under His Protection.

Harsha Organized Two Huge Religious Assemblies In 624 AD At Kannauj And Prayag.

Harshavardhana’s Empire Also Included The Five Indies (Punjab, Kannauj, Gaur (Bengal), Mithila, Orissa), Valmi And Malwa.

Harshavardhana Sent His Envoys To China In 641 AD And 643 AD And 646 AD. Two Chinese Envoys Came To His Place.

Harshavardhana Wrote Three Plays – Nagananda, Ratnavali And Priyadarshika.

Harshavardhana Used To Spend 1/4 Of His Revenue On Education, 1/4 On Himself, 1/4 On Religious Works And 1/4 On Maintenance Of Officials And Public Servants.

Harshavardhana Forcibly Obtained The Tooth Relic Of Buddha From The Ruler Of Kashmir.

Harshavardhana Has Been Called Param Maheshwar In Banskhera And Madhuban Inscriptions.

Harshavardhana Used To Worship Rudra Shiva Before Leaving For His Military Plane.

Harsha Died In 647 AD. The Governance System Of Harsha Was Similar To That Of The Great Gupta Rulers.

Pushyabhuti Dynasty
Pushyabhuti Dynasty

Harsha Divided His Empire Into The Following Levels For Administrative Convenience

Level RebuttalPrime
PaymentSuperficial
GramGramik
SubjectSubject

In The Administration Of Harsha, ‘ Anvati ‘ Was The Authority Of War And Peace.

Singhnad Was The Commander.

Kuntal Was The Head Of The Ashwasena.

Skandagupta Was The Head Of Hastisena, And The Feudatory-Maharaja Was The Head Of The Civil Administration.

During Harsha’s Time, High Officials Were Given Jagirs (Land Grants) As Salary.

Harsha’s Main Source Of Income Was The Part, Which Was A Kind Of Land Tax And Accounted For 1/6th Of The Production.

At The Time Of Harsha, Nalanda University Was Called Mahagrahara, Which Was The Main Center Of Education. During The Reign Of Harsha, The Caste System Was Complex, The Practice Of Sati Was Prevalent, But The Purdah System Was Not Prevalent.

Harsha Did Not Leave Any Heir, So After That The Vardhana Dynasty (Pushpabhuti Dynasty) Came To An End.

Harsha Is Also Called Akbar Of Hindu Period.

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