Bindusara Net Worth

Bindusara was born in Indian, is Second Maurya Emperor. Bindusara was the second Mauryan Emperor of India who ruled from c. 297 to c. 273 BCE. He was the son of Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of the Mauryan dynasty who was guided by the famous Indian teacher, economist and philosopher Chanakya, regarded as pioneer of political science and economics in India, in establishing the Maurya Empire. Chanakya also remained the chief advisor of Bindusara. Bindusara was the father of the great Indian emperor Ashoka who reigned over nearly the entire Indian subcontinent from c. 268 to 232 BCE, expanding the empire that had present-day Bangladesh in the east and Afghanistan in the west. According to some sources, Bindusara was an able monarch who was successful in consolidating the empire established by his father, while other sources suggest he successfully campaigned in the Deccan and ended his quest near present-day Karnataka, presumably because of the camaraderie shared by the Mauryas with the Cholas, Cheras and Pandyas ruling the extreme southern territories. He was also successful in suppressing uprisings of people in Takshashila and those of the northern mountain kingdoms against his government by commissioning his able son Ashoka in such pursuit.
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Who is it? Second Maurya Emperor
Birth Place Indian
Died On c. 273 BCE
Reign c. 297 – c. 273 BCE
Coronation c. 297 BCE
Predecessor Chandragupta Maurya
Successor Ashoka
Spouse Susima's mother Ashoka's mother (Subhadrangi according to Ashokavadana)
Issue Susima Ashoka Vitashoka
Dynasty Maurya
Father Chandragupta Maurya
Mother Durdhara (according to Jain tradition)

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Bindusara was born to Chandragupta, the founder of the Mauryan Empire. This is attested by several sources, including the various Puranas and the Mahavamsa. The Dipavamsa, on the other hand, names Bindusara as the son of the king Shushunaga. The prose version of Ashokavadana states that Bindusara was the son of Nanda, and a 10th-generation descendant of Bimbisara. Like Dipavamsa, it omits Chandragupta's name altogether. The metrical version of Ashokavadana contains a similar genealogy with some variations.


Chandragupta had a marriage alliance with the Seleucids, which has led to speculation that Bindusara's mother might have been Greek or Macedonian. However, there is no evidence of this. According to the 12th century Jain Writer Hemachandra's Parishishta-Parvan, the name of Bindusara's mother was Durdhara.


Ashokavadana suggests that Bindusara had 500 royal councillors. It names two officials – Khallataka and Radhagupta – who helped his son Ashoka became the Emperor after his death.


The 16th century Tibetan Buddhist author Taranatha states that Chanakya, one of Bindusara's "great lords", destroyed the nobles and kings of 16 towns and made him master of all the territory between the western and the eastern sea (Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal). According to some historians, this implies conquest of Deccan by Bindusara, while others believe that this only refers to suppression of revolts.