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Friday, December 25, 2015

AVANTIPORE ~ THE LAND OF KING AVANTIVARMAN OF UTPALA DYNASTY (156-184 CE) as per KALHANA!!


Kashmir has the privilege of being one of the oldest civilization in the worid with recorded history. It is the only place where the oldest attempts at historiography were carried out. Kalhana’s Rajatarangini still stands out as the earliest record of a nation’s royal history. Equally important are its addendums that were chronicled much later by Jonaraja, shrivara, Prajayabhatta and Shuka.
The Kashmir kings were great patrons of Sanskrit literature. The famous poets DÀmodaragupta, Udbhata Bhatta, Manoratha, Shankhadatta, Chataka and Sandhimat were in the court of Jayapida (52-83 CE).
Utpala Dynasty (5th Taranga) King Avantivarms ruled for 28 years from the date 10-3-156 to 9-3-184 AD. King AvantivarmÀ (156-184 CE) was the patron of Anandavardhana and RatnÀkara. The great engineer named Suyya was the minister of King Avantivarma. He founded the city of Suyyapura (Sopore).