Bindusara Net Worth

Bindusara was the second Mauryan Emperor of India, ruling from c. 297 to c. 273 BCE. He was the son of Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of the Mauryan dynasty, and was guided by the famous Indian teacher, economist and philosopher Chanakya. Bindusara was the father of the great Indian emperor Ashoka, who expanded the empire to include present-day Bangladesh in the east and Afghanistan in the west. Sources suggest that Bindusara was an able monarch who was successful in consolidating the empire established by his father, and in suppressing uprisings of people in Takshashila and those of the northern mountain kingdoms. He also commissioned his son Ashoka in such pursuits.
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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)

💰 Net worth: $100K - $1M

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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.