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Legendary kings of Magadha

The Magadha empire was established very likely by semi-mythical king Jarasandha who was a son of Brihadratha, as it stated in the Puranas, one of the descendants of eponymical Puru. Jarasandha appears in the Mahabharatha as the "Magadhan Emperor who rules all India" and meets with an unceremonious ending. His descendants, according to the Vayu Purana, ruled Magadha for 1000 years followed by the Pradyota dynasty which ruled for 138 years. However, no sufficient evidence to prove the historicity of this claim. However, these rulers are mentioned in the Hindu texts, Buddhist texts and Jaina texts.

King Bimbisara, also known as King Shrenik, ruled this kingdom from 543-491 BCE and belonged to the Hariyanka dynasty. Here,the regime duration stated by Aryabhata (476–550 CE) are also given.

Kings in the Vayu Purana

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