Maurya 1541 - 1507 B.C.
Chandragupt Maurya was an important
personality in the history of Bharatvarsh (India). He is falsely
described as a contemporary of Alexander the Great and his reigning
period is incorrectly defined circa 312 BC in much of the modern
literature on Indian history. The Puranas give a detailed genealogical
account of all the kings of the Magadh kingdom, starting from the
war and up to the Andhra dynasty. The Bhagwatam says that the four
dynasties, 21 kings of Brihadrath, 5 of Pradyot, 10 of Shishunag
and Mahapadm Nand Family ruled Magadh for 1,598 years (1,000 + 138
+ 360 +100). Chandragupt Maurya succeeded after Mahapadm Nand Family
and established the Maurya dynasty. The Mahabharat war happened
in 3139 BC. Subtracting 1598 years of total reign of four dynasties
from 3139 BC establishes 1541 BC as the coronation year of Chandragupt
Chandragupt Maurya was the first king of the Maurya dynasty. His
motherís name was Mur, so he was called Maurya in Sanskrit which
means the son of Mur, and thus, his dynasty was called Maurya dynasty.
A pious, learned and determined brahman, Chanakya (Vishnugupt),
also known as Kautilya, who didnít have a pleasant appearance but
had an intelligent brain, managed to terminate the existing King
Mahapadm Nand and his eight sons and made Chandragupt the King of
Magadh who was also the legitimate heir of the throne.
Chandragupt Maurya ruled for 34 years (1541-1507 BC), his son Bindusar
ruled for 28 years (1507-1479 BC) and his grandson Ashokvardhan
ruled for 36 years (1479-1443 BC).