Magadha’s expansion was to resume under the mauryas, after chandragupta maurya (322/21 - 297 bce) overthrew dhanananda the kingdom of magadha thus laid the foundation of india’s first subcontinental empire magadha decline the nanda rule ended about 322 – 321 bce. The magadha kingdom did not seem to have been liked by the vedic people in the atharva veda , a charm against virulent fever speaks somewhat sarcastically of banishing the fever to the people of magadha, inter alia. The ancient kingdom of magadha is heavily mentioned in jain and buddhist texts, as it was the main power in the geographic area where the buddha and mahavira were born it is also mentioned in the ramayana , the mahabharata and the puranas.
When bimbisara conquered anga kingdom, its flourishing port of champa was annexed to magadha champa was a famous river port from which ocean going vessels laden with merchandise sailed to different countries of south-east asia, ceylon and south india. Anga, koshala (kosala), avanti and vriji were those mahajanapadas geographically close to magadha, against which this kingdom was to wage its wars the vriji or vajji, was a confederacy of many clans of which the lichcchavis were predominant. The most important sources are the hindu puranas, the buddhist pāli canon and mahavamsa of sri lanka, and the jain agamas based on these sources, it appears.
Magadha, ancient kingdom of india, situated in what is now west-central bihar state, in northeastern india it was the nucleus of several larger kingdoms or empires between the 6th century bce and the 8th century ce. The most important sources are the hindu puranas, the buddhist pāli canon and mahavamsa of sri lanka, and the jain agamas based on these sources, it appears that magadha was ruled by the haryanka dynasty for. Magadha was an ancient indian kingdom in southern bihar, and was counted as one of the sixteen mahajanapadas (sanskrit: great countries) of ancient india magadha played an important role in the development of jainism and buddhism , and two of india's greatest empires, the maurya empire and gupta empire , originated in magadha.
Magadha under ajatashatru became the most powerful kingdom in north india he is the inventor of two weapons used in war called rathamusala (blade chariot) and mahshilakantaka (engine for ejecting big stones.
Magadha, the kingdom of the kingdom of magadha was founded around 500 bc (which is where it appears on the biblical timeline poster ) by an aggressive ruler named bimsiara magadha the kingdom started off as a small territory that was a part of a federation of kingdoms known as the maha janapadas.
Magadha kingdom topic magadha is a region in the indian state of bihar and formed one of the sixteen mahajanapadas ( sanskrit : great countries) of ancient india the core of the kingdom was the area of bihar south of the ganges its first capital was rajagriha (modern rajgir ), then pataliputra (modern patna .