Indian History

Satavahanas

  • Satavahanas came to power after the downfall of Mauryan Empire.
  • Satavahanas ruled for al period of 450 years from 234 B.C to 220 A.D.
  • The first reference about Satavahanas was found in Aitareya Brahmana.
  • The puranas referred Satavahanas as Andhrajati.
  • The word 'Andhra' is the name of the race and the word 'Satavahanas' is the name of the dynasty.
  • Satavahanas declared their independence in 234 B.C.
  • Satavahanas established an empire for the first time in South India.
  • Simuka was the founder of Satavahana dynasty.
  • He was succeeded by his brother Krishna.
  • Dhanyakatakam(Amaravati), Pratishthana(Paithan) were the capital of Satavahanas.
  • The last great Satavahana ruler was Yagna Sri Satakarni.
  • Megasthenes mentioned in his book'Indiaca' that the Andhras had 30 forts and a mighty army.
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