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Harshavardhana-Pushyabhuti Dynasty


      Harshavardhana-Pushyabhuti Dynasty
No. Harshavardhana
1. Prabakaravardhana was the first king of Pushyabhuti dynasty.
2. Harshavardhana was the son of Prabakaravardhana.
3. Harshavardhana was the last hindu king of North India.
4.He ruled from 606 to 647 A D.
5. Rajyavardhana was the brother of Harshavardhana.
6. Harshavardhana was defeated in the hands of Pulakesin II.
7. Harsha patronised Buddhism.
8. The capital of Harsha was Kannauj.
9. The first capital of Harsha was Thaneswar.
10. Rajyavardhana was killed by Sasanka.
11. The Chinese pilgrim Hieun Tsang visited Harsha empire in 636 A.D
12. The plays Ratnavali, Naganandam and Priyadarshika were written by Harsha in Sanskrit.
13. Banadatta was the court poet of Harsha.
14. Harsha Charita was written by Banadatta.
15. Rajyasri was the sister of Harsha.
16. Rajyasri was married to the Maukari king Gruhavarman.
17. Gruhavarman was killed by Sasanka, king of Gauda with the help of king of Malwa.
18. Deva Gupta, king of Malwa was defeated and killed by Harshavardhana.
19. Harsha united the two kingdoms of Thaneswar and Kannauj.
20. Harsha transferred the capital from Thaneswar to Kannauj.
21. Harsha patronised the University of Nalanda.
22. The Assembly of Kannauj to simplify the doctrines of Mahayana Buddhism was held by Harsha in 643 A.
23.D.
24. The Empire of Harsha was divided into provinces called Bhuktis.
25. Bhuktis were divided into Visayas.
26. Visayas were divided into Pathakas.
27. The smallest unit of administration was Village.
28. The title of Governor of province was Uparika.
29. Visayapati was the head of Visaya.
30. Gramika was the head of the village.
31. Mahamoksha parishad was held once in Five years.
32. Mahamoksha parished was held in Prayaga.
33. Bhaga, Hiranya and Bali were the taxes levied during the Harsha period.
34. The China emperor Dichung sent an ambassador to the court of Harsha.
35 Banadatta wrote Parvati parinayam.

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