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  Bengal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The dynasty's most powerful kings, Dharampala (reigned 775 - 810) and Devapala (reigned 810 - 850) united Bengal and made the Pala family one of the most important dynasties in ninth-century India.
Internecine strife during the reign of Narayanpala (reigned 854 - 908) and administrative excesses led to the decline of the dynasty.
The rise of the Chandra dynasty in southern Bengal expedited the decline of the Palas, and the last Pala king, Madanpala, died in 1161.
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 BANGLAPEDIA: History
The socio-religious climate of the Pala period bred a spirit of toleration and mutual coexistence and this spirit had a far-reaching impact in the history of the land.
Southeastern Bengal emerged as a kingdom of considerable size and strength under the deva dynasty in the 8th century AD with their capital at devaparvata (a city in the Mainamati-Lalmai area, the exact location of which is not yet settled).
Srichandra was the greatest ruler of the dynasty and under his vigorous rule the Chandra empire witnessed widespread expansion in the territories beyond the borders into kamarupa (Assam).
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 ConsciousFeather: Pala Dynasty
Ruling dynasty in Bihar and Bengal, India, from the 8th to the 12th century.
Its founder, Gopala, was a local chieftain who rose to power in the mid-8th century during a period of anarchy.
Pala power was maintained under Devapala (reigned c.
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 History Pala Empire, Pala Dynasty, Pala Dynasty in India 8th 12th century
The Pala Dynasty was the ruling Dynasty in Bihar and Bengal India, from the 8th to the 12th century.
Pala fortunes were revived briefly by Rampala 1077-1120, but by the middle of the 12th century the Pala kingdom had succumbed to the rising power of the Senas.
The Palas, adherents to Mahayana Buddhism, were generous patrons of Buddhist temples and the famous universities of Nalanda and Vikramashila.
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 Pala Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pala Empire controlled Bihar and Bengal India, from the 8th to the 12th century.
The name Pala means "protector" and was used as an ending to the names of all Pala monarchs.
The Empire disintegrated in the 12th century under the attacks of the Senas.
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 BANGLAPEDIA: Pala Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Names of three kings are found in the Pala records- Surapala, mentioned in the Badal pillar inscription in between Devapala and Narayanapala, Vigrahapala, mentioned in the Bhagalpur copperplate of Narayanapala, and Mahendrapala, mentioned in the recently discovered jagjivanpur copperplate as the son and successor of Devapala.
The tradition of religious harmony and toleration that was created in the Pala period, was given a sudden jolt during the period of the Senas and the ground was prepared for the easy acceptance of Islam in the subsequent period.
The legacy of religious-social-cultural synthesis that was evolved during the rule of the Palas was a glorious achievement of the period and this trait was an important ingredient in the 'personality' of ancient Bengal.
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 Pala Dynasty --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Hemantasena, the founder of the dynasty, was originally a tributary of the Pala dynasty.
They are sometimes referred to as Pala bronzes, after the name of one of the reigning dynasties (Pala and Sena, 8th–12th century AD).
Timeline of the history of this state in eastern India, from the Pala dynasty till the post-independence period.
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 Teaching South Asia
Pala rule in Bengal and, to a lesser extent, the Bhaumakara period in Orissa are especially good examples of fruitful interaction of religious effervescence and royal patronage.
Pala rulers bestowed upon the monks various royal titles as a mark of recognition of the monks' religious achievements in the form of performing rituals in the viharas.
According to Taranath, the Pala dynasty was Surya or solar dynasty and the Sena rulers of lunar (Candra) lineage.
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 BEHEMOTH - LoveToKnow Article on BEHEMOTH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Sunga dynasty, which lasted 112 years, was succeeded by the Kanva dynasty, which after 45 years was overthrown (c.
In A.D. 236 the Andhras were overthrown, and, after a confused and obscure period of about a century, Chandragupta I. established his power at Pataliputra (A.D. 320) and founded the famous Gupta empire (see GUPTA), which survived till it was overthrown by the Ephthaiitcs (qv.), or White Huns, at the close of the 5th century.
From the middle of tfie i4th to the middle of the 16th century a large part of Behar was ruled by a line of Brahman tributary kings; and in the 15th century another Hindu dynasty ruled in Champaran and Gorakhpur.
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 Indian art and architecture. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
From the great Maurya dynasty the most famous remains are the edict pillars, erected throughout N India by the Emperor Asoka to proclaim his devotion to Buddhism.
In S India the 7th-century Pallava dynasty introduced the dravida style temple in a number of pyramidal raths (temples) at Mahabalipuram ; an enormous cliff-face at the site is carved with a life-size representation of gods, men, and beasts, including the elephant family.
The Chola dynasty of S India further developed this form in the 11th cent., when they probably also cast most of large numbers of S Indian bronzes, of which the Nataraja (dancing Shiva) images are perhaps the best known.
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 Artifacts
The Pala dynasty was born at a time when the population worshipped several religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism and even Jain.
The sculpture or the slab was originally thought to have adorned the walls of temple complexes in the Pala reign.
The History and the Culture of the Palas of Bengal and Bihar.
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 The Temples of Orissa - Historical Background - Bhaumakaras Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The territory of Bhaumakaras dynasty extended from Medinapur in the north upto Ganjam district in the South.
The capital of this dynasty was at Guhadevapataka identified with Viraja modern Jajpur.
She was the last ruler of Bhaumkara dynasty after the Bhaumkara dynasty came under the grip of Somavamsis.
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 Bangladesh - A View of a Nation
These historians maintain Gangaridai and Prasioi empires were succeeded by the Mauryas (4th to 2nd century B.C.), the Guptas (4th-5th century A.D.), the empire of Sasanka (7th century A.D.), the Pala empire (750-1162 A.D.), and the Senas (1162-1223 A.D.).
Specially, the Pala empire which lasted for more than four hundred years and reached its zenith in eighth and ninth centuries under the leadership of Dharmapala and Devapala is cited as an example of Bengal's political genius.
The influence of Pala art in Bengal could be easily traced in Nepalese and Tibetan paintings, as well as in Tang Art of China.
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 Indian chief was descendant of Hapsburg dynasty | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Marcus Golsh, chief of the Rincon Indians in the 1940s, was a pioneer in moving Riverside and San Diego County tribes toward economic self-sufficiency.
Golsh was a descendant of the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled central Europe from the 13th to the 20th century, but his allegiance was to his mother's Diegueño heritage.
In the early 1900s, Alfred Golsh sold his ranch in Pala to the U.S. government, which used it for a reservation for Indians who were moved there from Warner Hot Springs, according to his 1988 obituary in The San Diego Union-Tribune.
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 BANGLAPEDIA: Sena Dynasty
Sena Dynasty ruled Bengal for little over a century (c 1097-1225).The emergence of the dynasty, who supplanted the Palas in Bengal towards the close of the 11th century AD, is a very important chapter in the history of ancient Bengal.
Taking advantage of the revolt of the Samantachakra in the varendra during the reign of Mahipala II, vijayasena, the founder of the Sena dynasty, gradually consolidated his position in Western Bengal and ultimately assumed an independent position during the reign of Madanapala.
Thus by the middle of the 12th century AD Vijayasena supplanted the Varmans, ousted the Palas and succeeded in establishing the rule of his own dynasty over the whole of Bengal.
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 Bengal in the pAla and varmaNa period
Because of the coincidence in name, it is conjectured by some that the pAla rAjyapAla's mother was a kAmboja princess, and these kAmboja rulers are just a branch of the pAla dynasty.
On the other hand, they may be the kambojas from north west India from where the pAlas used to get their horses, the tibetans, or the koca tribe (the related tribe mleca may be the origin of the term mleccha).
Of course, local rulers with the pAla name continued in many parts of Bengal: with centers north of present Dacca, around gauD.a, in baguD.A and dinAjapura, near brahmaputra river, etc. Thus, we hear of kings like palapAla, yashopAla, indradyumna pAla who were probably merely local rulers.
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 Bengal
Unlike the Buddhist Palas and Chandras, the Hindu Mallas worshipped Shiva, although they later converted to Vaishnavites.
Under the Sena dynasty, which ruled from 1095 to 1260, Bengali emerged as a distinct and important language in northern India, and Hindu practices began to seriously displace older Buddhist practices.
The invaders seriously defeated the Sena king Laxmansena at his capital, Nabadwip in 1203 ( 1204 ?) The Deva family - the last Hindu dynasty to rule in Bengal - ruled for a brief period in eastern Bengal, although they were suppressed by the mid-fourteenth century.
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The Guptas were the first of the north Indian dynasties to give their primary support to the Hindus, and most of the Gupta kings themselves were devotees of Shiva.
  The Gurjara-Pratiharas were the last of the great north Indian dynasties, and at their zenith ruled over most of India north of the Vindhyas (the mountains marking the traditional boundary between north and south India), contesting all the while for supremacy with the Pala dynasty.
The Samgame dynasty came to a disastrous end in 1565, with their defeat at the battle of Talikota, at the hands of a coalition of central Indian Muslim kings.
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 webindia123.com-Indian History-Ancient-PERIOD FROM (647 A.D. TO 1200 A.D. )-The Pratiharas
Harichandra, a brahmin is said to have laid the foundation of this dynasty in the 6th century AD near Jodhpur.
The last ruler of the dynasty was Jasapala who ruled up to 1036 AD before Pratihara dynasty came to an end.
The dynasty remained in power for about 300 years Gopala was succeeded by Dharma Pala in 775 and ruled till 810AD.
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 Srinagar (Pauri Garhwal) : The ancient capital of Garhwal, Uttaranchal
In the early years of this period, Garhwal was ruled by numerous small chiefs or rulers amongst whom the Pala dynasty was one of the most prominent.
There are a few indications of the nature of the rise to suzerainty of the Pala dynasty which in later days ruled a large part of what is now Uttarkashi, Tehri, Chamoli and Pauri districts.
After this, the Chand dynasty in Kumaon became very weak and the rulers of Garhwal often interfered in the affairs of the state of Kumaon.
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 Cloudband : Magazine : Mosaic : PALM LEAF PERFECTION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
An inscription on one folio reads: "Written at the expense of Udaya Sinha, a householder, for the benefit of the souls of his parents in the 36th year of the reign of Ramapala"; this dates the manuscript to around 1112 CE.
The manuscript's format is typical of didactic manuscripts used at monastic universities in eastern India during the Pala Dynasty, and it was probably produced in a monastery in Bengal or Bihar.
A lay worshipper commissioned the work, but given the professionalism and size of the manuscript, it is possible that this donor was a high ranking official of Ramapala's court.
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 Northern India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It was during the existence of Magadha--under four dynasties: Nanda, Maurya, Shunga, and Kanvas--that the old Indo-Aryan Vedic religion evolved towards Hinduism as expressed in the Upanishads and that Buddhism was born and divided between the Theravada and the Mahayana traditions, although the real definition of the Theravada position was done in Sri Lanka.
Other Rajput dynasties and principalities during the 8th and 9th centuries were the Tomara (founders of Dhillikai, later Delhi), the Guhillas of Mewar, the Cahamanas of eastern Rajasthan, the Kalachuris of Tripuri, the Chandellas of Bihar, Gwalior, Jaipur, and Malwa ( Ujjain).
In Bengal the Pala dynasty were the successors of the Guptas.
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 A Pala period standing stone Tara   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Pala stone sculptures are usually executed in a fine grained fl chlorite and the best examples are notable for the exquisite high polished finish which lends emphasis to the precise details of the carving.
The greyish fl stone known locally as Rajmahal slate was quarried from the Rajmahal Hills of the Purnia district of Bihar and exported to Bengal.
This early Pala sculpture is in extraordinarily good condition and is more naturalistically and freely carved than the stylized and often rigid 11th and 12th century styles.
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 Naval Warfare in ancient India
Later on the Palas of Bengal appear to have utilised this nautical aptitude of the people and built up a regular fleet for fighting purposes.
When the Pala empire was being shattered by rebellions and insurrections on every side, it was "with a strong navy" that Vaidyadeva, the minister of Kumarapala (a.c.
In the naval victory that Vaidyadeva won in Southern Bengal, the Kamarupa fleet probably co-operated with that of the Palas, for, according to the Kamauli Grant, Vaidyadeva had, previous to that conflict, defeated Tingyadeva of Assam and had obtained the __________________ 1.
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 palas --  Encyclopædia Britannica
While slit-tapestry kilims are described as palas in the Caucasus, the term is most frequently used to refer to several types of fabric woven mostly in eastern Iran.
Its alternative name, Pala, derives from the name of the ruling dynasty of the period.
The style is confined almost exclusively to conventional illustration on palm leaves of the life of the Buddha and Buddhist divinities.
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 Catchcal.Com > Kaleidoscope > Culture > Painting
These were found in Nalanda during the reign of king Mahipaldev I, the illustrious monarch of the Pala dynasty.
In the second half of the eleventh century, most of Bengal came under the sway of the Sen and Burman Kings from the 'Pala' rulers who were followers of the cult of Brahminism.
The Pala rulers were tolerant and sympathetic to other religions.
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 Buddha in Bhumisparsha-mudra
Pala dynasty had its rule from A.D. 750 to A.D. 1175 or 1225 and its domains extended over present day Bihar, Bengal and Bengladesh.
Kurkihar images were marked by a kind of melting quality of modelling and refined plasticity and were endowed with great sensitivity, luminosity, meditative calm and warm sensuousness articulated by delicate facial expressions and heightened further by shadows cast around eyes.
Pala bronzes showed a variety of 'pithas' to instal their images.
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 South Asia-North, 500-1000 A.D. | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Pala rulers endow the famous university at Nalanda and establish similar complexes at Vikramashila and elsewhere.
The dynasty is known for its prosperity and cultural sophistication.
The Chandellas, gaining power as the Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty wanes, patronize the construction of ornate temples in the nagara, or northern, style at their capital Khajuraho in Madhya Pradresh.
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