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  Harsha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harsha united the small republics from Punjab to Central India, and they, at an assembly, crowned Harsha king in April 606 AD when he was merely 16 year old.
Harsha Vardhan ascended the throne at the age of 16.
Harsha's ambition of extending his power to the Deccan and Southern India were stopped by Pulakesin II, the Chalukya king of Vatapi in Northern Karnataka.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Harsha   (958 words)

 Harsha of Kashmir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harsha (ruled AD 1089-1111) was a king of Kashmir who is frequently mentioned because of his unusual conduct.
Harsha started out as a capable and noble king, then ran into financial trouble because of his spending habits.
There was not one temple in a village, town or in the city which was not despoiled of its images by that turushka, king Harsha.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Harsha_of_Kashmir   (710 words)

 Search Results for "Harsha"
He became (606) king of a small state in the upper Ganges Valley, and by 612 he had built...
5 From the decline of the Guptas until the rise of Harsha, the area was characterized by a confused political scene and the large-scale...
Later, Kanauj was a brilliant cultural center and the capital of Harsha's empire in the 7th cent.
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 C. South and Southeast Asia, 500-1500. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
From the decline of the Guptas until the rise of Harsha, the area was characterized by a confused political scene and the large-scale displacement of peoples.
HARSHA, fourth king of Thanesar, north of Delhi (new era Oct. 606), succeeded his brother-in-law as king of Kanauj (royal title 612), and quickly conquered an empire across northern India, to which he left no heir.
Although Harsha aspired to a closely integrated empire following the Mauryan model, all he managed to achieve was a large kingdom in the north only loosely connected through feudal ties.
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 Gupta Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chandragupta was the first of the Guptas to be referred to as 'Maharajadhiraja' or 'King of Kings'.
In the 480's the Hephthalite king Toramana broke through the Gupta defenses in the northwest, and much of the empire was overrun by the Hunas by 500.
These Guptas were ultimately ousted by the Vardhana king Harsha, who established an empire in the first half of the seventh century that, for a brief time, rivalled that of the Guptas in extent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gupta_Empire   (2922 words)

He became king on the death of his father, King Rama I. His reign was a period of consolidating the achievements of the previous reign and he began the custom of appointing senior princes to supervise over the different departments of state.
The King, Rama II was so enraged with the disruption of tin production, and the death and destruction wrecked upon the island he ordered the governor of Phuket be arrested and brought to Bangkok in chains and imprisoned as a warning to others.
Born in Bangkok on March 31st, 1788 the future King Rama III was the son of King Rama II by a junior wife, Chao Chom Riem.
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The king Rudrasena III was killed in the baUle and Saurashtra was annexed to Magdh, bringing to an end almost 400 years long rule of the Sakas-a nomadic tribe who had infiltrated into India from the Central Asia.
The son of Rajn Jodh of Mnlot was implicated for offending the king of Delhi and held ns prisoner.
Even after the extirpation of the king and the queen, their sons and skeletal loyal forces kept on showing the flag but it was no displalf of any strength and only bidding of farewell to an extinguishing era.
www.mohyal.com /gms/m_member.htm   (21559 words)

 WELCOME: WWW.JAINSAMAJ.ORG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
King Vikramaditya was defeated by Shalivahana, who became the king of the entire empire.
In the 7th century, King Harsha Vardhana established a huge empire, covering almost the whole of North India, with its capital at Kannauj (606 - 647 A.D.) He practiced all cults and gave full respect to all religions and their sects, lending support to their priests and monks.
Kings from the Chalukya (Solanki) dynasty were great followers of Jainism and built Jaina temples all over the region.
www.jainsamaj.org /literature/north.htm   (888 words)

 History Of Ancient, Medieval And Modern India.
The last great king of Kushans was Vasudev I. The Kushans were overthrown by the Sassanians of Persia in the north-west and the Guptas in the north.
The first famous king of the Gupta dynasty was Ghatokacha's son Chandragupta I. He married Kumaradevi, the daughter of the chief of the Lichhavis.
Harsha Vardhana -- The Ruler of Vardhana Dynasty
bharatadesam.com /history/ancient.php   (6990 words)

 Harsha of Kashmir, a Hindu Iconoclast?
The Saga of the Kings of Kashmir, translated from Sanskrit by Ranjit Sitaram Pandit, with a foreword by Jawaharlal Nehru, Sahitya Akademi, ca.
Harsha or Harshadeva of Kashmir (r.1089-1111) has been called the "Nero of Kashmir", and this "because of his cruelty" (S.B. Bhattacherje: Encyclopaedia of Indian Events and Dates, Sterling Publ., Delhi 1995, p.A-20).
Harsha was a fellow-traveller: not yet a full convert to Islam (he still ate pork, as per Rajatarangini 7:1149), but quite adapted to the Islamic ways, for "he ever fostered with money the Turks, who were his centurions" (7:1149).
koenraadelst.voiceofdharma.com /articles/ayodhya/harshakashmir.html   (2939 words)

 Ethics of India 30 BC To 1300 by Sanderson Beck
The king decides to march north to bring back a great stone on the crowned heads of two kings, Kanaka and Vijaya, who had criticized him; the stone is to be carved into the image of the beloved goddess.
While hunting, King Dushyanta is asked by the local ascetics not to kill deer, saying, "Your weapon is meant to help the weak not smite the innocent."8 The king and Shakuntala, who is the daughter of a nymph and is being raised by ascetics, fall in love with each other.
The king who is listening to the stories of Krishna asks how this Lord could sport with other men's wives; but the author excuses these escapades by explaining that although the superhuman may teach the truth, their acts do not always conform to their teachings.
www.san.beck.org /AB2-India.html   (21954 words)

 Cover Story: Truth behind the myths; June 29, 2003. The Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
After listening to him, Harsha was convinced of the superiority of the Mahayana school, and he sent orders to all vassal kings, scholars and monks to assemble at his capital Kanyakubja (modern Kanauj) for a great religious assembly to be presided over by Hsuan Tsang.
Harsha marched in state to Kanyakubja up the southern bank of the Ganga where 18 kings, 3,000 Mahayana and Hinayana Buddhist monks, 3,000 Brahmins and 1,000 scholars from the Nalanda monastery had already assembled.
Harsha erected a number of stupas on the banks of the Ganga at the request of Rajyashri but Goyal regards this as an attempt to please the people of Kanauj.
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 Ancient Indian Universities Buddhist Universities - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
King Baladitya made a shrine-room a house of worship which was 300 feet high.
King Harsha Siladitya built the sixth monastery and surrounded the university buildings with 9� high wall.
King Ramapala (1077-1129) is said to be the founder of this University.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=55251   (2420 words)

 Hsuan Tsang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Harsha Vardhana invited Hsüan Tsang to his capital at Kanauj where he convoked a religious assembly on the banks of the Ganges, attended by the kings of twenty vassal states, together with monks and Brahmans.
But the attempt on Harsha’s life was foiled when the culprit was caught by the king himself.
Thereupon the king punished the ringleader and banished the Brahmans to the frontiers of India.
www.buddhistpilgrimage.info /hsuan_tsang.htm   (3428 words)

 Naresh Thacker 12\18\94
Harsha was son of Prabhakar Vardhan the king of Thaneshwar.
The king was jealous that his brother was so popular and tried to kill him, but the smaller one woke up and killed the king.
King Dasrath took the water to Shravana's parents but they did not take the water instead they cursed him and said "you will also be parted from your child when YOU die".
www.shishubharati.org /culture1.htm   (5509 words)

 CONVERTED KASHMIR: Memorial of Mistakes
Later on King Harsha appointed Muslims on the key posts in the Army and the administration.
During the time of Harsha, that is towards the end of the 13th century, a small but powerful Muslim colony had been established in Kashmir.
King Sehdev appointed both, Rinchan and Shahmir on important posts in the state as a result of his liberalism and this helped them to establish contact with each other.
www.kashmir-information.com /ConvertedKashmir/Chapter9.html   (2564 words)

King Harsha, who was the ruler of Kanauj from A.D. 606 to 647, was a patron of art and literature.
Harsha took the material for this plays from Gunadhya's Brihatkatha, a treasure house of stories.
Harsha was adept at contriving dramatic situations and intrigue.
www.mantraonnet.com /shopping/comic-books/sanskrit/ratnavali.html   (91 words)

 4. Harsha of Kashmir, a Hindu iconoclast?
This example is given by JNU emeritus professor of ancient history, Romila Thapar, in a book and again in a letter written in reply to a query on Arun Shourie’s revelations on the financial malversations and scholarly manipulations by a group of secularist historians including herself.
Hopefully she is aware that the Harsha of her first source (Harsha of Kanauj) is not the same person as the one of her second source, the villain Harsha of Kashmir.
Harsha was a fellow-traveller: not yet a full convert to Islam (he still ate pork), but quite adapted to the Islamic ways, for “he ever fostered with money the Turks, who were his centurions”.
koenraadelst.voiceofdharma.com /books/acat/ch4.htm   (4734 words)

 Culture 3 Book Reports/Essays
Kautilya believes that it is in the king's best interest to employ agents to espy the government agents of the empire, and the citizens of both his and the surrounding empires.
Next, King Harsha requested that Hsuan-tsang be sent to his court, so he was shuttled of there.
King Harsha held an assembly of monks from all over India, and all were impressed by Hsuan-tsang's wisdom.
www.shishubharati.org /culture3.htm   (8823 words)

 Diwali festival, diwali india festival, festival of lights Diwali.
That it was so from ancient times is borne by kings and travelers who have recorded the celebrations.
King Harsha described it as ‘Dipapratipadotsava’ and King Bhoja calls it ‘Sukharati’ (happy night) and describes how Lakshmi was venerated and worshipped at dusk and lamps lit in her honour on roadsides and river banks, on hill and tree, in home and temple.
The most widely prevalent and sacred belief throughout India remains that Diwali was originally celebrated to mark the auspicious occasion of the coronation of Rama, the seventh Avatar of Vishnu and the great hero of Ramayana when he returned to Ayodhya after an exile of 14 years and his conquest of the demon king Ravana.
www.indiaprofile.com /fairs-festivals/diwali.htm   (1209 words)

 National Portal of India : Know India : Culture and Heritage
In the last quarter of the 6th century AD the Pallava king Sinhavishnu rose to power and conquered the area between the rivers Krishna and Cauveri.
His son and successor Mahendravarman was a versatile genius, who unfortunately lost the northern parts of his dominion to the Chalukya king, Pulekesin II.
Ultimately, the Cholas defeated the Pallava king Aparajita and took over their kingdom towards the close of the 9th century AD.
india.gov.in /knowindia/ancient_history5.php   (605 words)

It was during reign of sixth king of Naaga dynasty, king Ajatsatru, ruling Magadha, that the Buddha was born in 623 B.C. He also belonged to a Naaga kula.
K. Mookerji thinks it was a dependency of Harsha and feels that Kashmir had acknowledged suzernity of Harshavardhana as Harsha compelled the King of Kashmir to part with a relic of Buddha.
These two images escaped destruction at the hands of king Harsha (1089-1101 A.D.), who was keen on destroying temple images, two centuries before Muslim rule was established, and had appointed special officers for the purpose designated as devotpaatana-nayaka or "perfect for destruction of gods", and who was labled by Kallahana as "that Turushka".
www.ambedkar.org /books/dob13.htm   (4421 words)

 Förderkreis Schach-Geschichtsforschung e.V. Entstehungs-und Entwicklungsgeschichte des Schachspiels
Caturanga as a game is the out-come of a miniaturization of a “didactic model“ of Indian military schools put on an available board (astapada) with 8 x 8 squares, fitting exactly to represent the traditional Indian Army consisting of four wings: elephants, horse-riders, chariots and foot-soldiers, governed by their King and his Military Advisor (Minister).
There are single pieces from later Chess-Sets (some also made of terracotta, some made of ivory) that appear to have such terracottas as their ancestors.
King Harsha’s sister Rajyasri and in the same way Caturanga = Chess could have reached Harsha’s court.
www.schachgeschichte-foerderkreis.de /sg_projekte.htm   (755 words)

 Project South Asia
As he heard these various voices, the king hurried up and saw Rajyasri fainting as she prepared to enter the funeral pile, and full of agitation, he pressed her forehead with his hand as she lay with her eyes closed in her swoon.
The holy teacher, having slowly recognised that it was Harsha himself, felt a still deeper feeling of reverence, and, after a short pause, made a secret sign to his disciple, and, the latter having brought some water, he himself presented it to the king in some lotus leaves that he might wash his face.
The king also, having respectfully accepted it, first washed his sister's eyes which were flushed from her continued weeping and seemed like a red lotus sprung from her long flow of tears, and then washed his own.
projectsouthasia.sdstate.edu /docs/literature/primarydocs/Harshacarita/ChapterVIII.htm   (3953 words)

 Swami Muktananda
Harsha Adler King, Excerpts from the Book The Beauty of the Victim ("Memoirs of Swami Muktananda"):
Below are excerpts by someone who studied with him and was in discipleship to him for the last 30-odd years, including since he "left the body." G. Harsha Adler King is also contributing "The Tradition of Crazy Wisdom" to the "Life Page One" exhibit of the Het Toreke Museum.
She can be reached for more of this "Memoir" or for process-oriented therapeutic and healing consultations or workshops with herself or her husband, at their meditation center in Zurich, by email:
www.marharrell.com /Pages/g.htm   (1222 words)

 Xuanzang [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
In response, Xuanzang undertook a hunger strike until the king relented, extracting from Xuanzang a promise to return and spend three years in the kingdom upon his return.
Xuanzang's success in religious and philosophical disputes evidently aroused the attention of some Indian potentates, including the King of Assam and the poet-cum-dramatist king Harsha (r.
An eighteen-day religious assembly was convoked in Harsha's capital of Kanauj during the first week of the year 643, during which Xuanzang allegedly defeated five hundred Brahmins, Jains, and heterodox Buddhists in spirited debate.
www.iep.utm.edu /x/xuanzang.htm   (4283 words)

 BrethrenAssembly.Com: MadhyaPradesh
A king Yasodharman of Malwa defeated the Huns in 528, ending their expansion.
King Harsha of Thanesar reunited northern India for a few decades before his death in 647.
After the death of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1707 Mughal control began to weaken, and the Marathas began to expand from their base in central Maharashtra.
www.trinitytheology.org /Brethren/MadhyaPradesh   (2314 words)

 Hindu Scriptures
The story of the birth of Rama and his brothers, their education and marriages, the exile of Sri Rama, the carrying off and recovery of Sita, his wife, the destruction of Ravana, the Rakshasa King of Lanka, and the reign of Sri Rama, are described in detail in Ramayana.
How a man should behave towards his superiors, equals, and inferiors, how a king ought to rule his kingdom, how a man should lead his life in this world, how he can obtain his release, freedom, and perfection, may be learnt from this excellent epic.
The aim of the Puranas is to impress on the minds of the masses the teachings of the Vedas and to generate in them devotion to God, through concrete examples, myths, stories, legends, lives of saints, kings and great men, allegories and chronicles of great historical events.
www.hinduism.co.za /hindu2.htm   (11099 words)

Harshavardhana (or Harsha) was born in 606 AD and became a king in 620 when he was 14 years old, as his brother the earlier King had died.
However he died in 647 AD at the young age of 41, leaving no heir and thereafter his empire crumbled.
A chinese monk named Ywan Chwang, shown here on the left, visited King Harsha around 625 AD and after long discussions, King Harsha converted to Buddhism.
www.designerhistory.com /historyofashion/harsha.html   (228 words)

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