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Indian History

Indus Valley Civilization Early Vedic Civilization Later Vedic Civilization Mahajanapadas Buddhism Jainism Mauryan Empire Post Mauryan Age-Kushans Gupta Empire Harshavardhana Sangam Age Satavahanas Vakatakas Kadambas Badami Chalukyas Rashtrakutas Chola Empire Kalyani Chalukyas Pallava Kingdom Rajputs Muslim Invasions Bahmani Empire Bhakti Movement Delhi Sultans Mughal Empire Sur Dynasty-Shershah Gajapati Kingdom Eastern Ganga Dynasty Hoysalas Ahom Kingdom Kakatiyas Kalachuris Later Pandyas Maratha Kingdom Sikhs Vijayanagara Empire Yadavas Advent of Europeans British Rule Constitutional Developments Education-Press Establishment of British le Governor Generals Moderates Popular Movements 1857 Revolt Revolutionary Terrorism Rise of Nationalism Lord Canning

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Indus Valley Civilization Early Vedic Civilization Later Vedic Civilization Buddhism Jainism Persian-Greek Invasions Mauryan Empire Kushans Gupta Empire Harshavardhana Indian Culture Sangam Age Satavahanas Chola Empire Badami Chalukyas Pallavas Rashtrakutas Kalyani Chalukyas Rajputs Muslim Invasions Bahmani Empire Delhi Sultans Mughal Empire Hoysala Kingdom Independent Kingdoms Kakatiyas Kalachuri Kingdom Later Pandyas Marathas Vijayanagara Empire Yadavas Sur Dynasty-Shershah Sikhs Advent of Europeans Revolts Governor Generals British Rule Natonal Leaders Popular Movements Revolutionary Terrorism Rise of Natonalism Viceroys Education-Press Constitutional Developments

Satavahanas

Satavahanas came to power after the downfall of Mauryan Empire.

Satavahanas ruled for al period of 450 years from 234 B.C to 220 A.D.

The first reference about Satavahanas was found in Aitareya Brahmana.

The puranas referred Satavahanas as Andhrajati.

The word 'Andhra' is the name of the race and the word 'Satavahanas' is the name of the dynasty.

Satavahanas declared their independence in 234 B.C.

Satavahanas established an empire for the first time in South India.

Simuka was the founder of Satavahana dynasty.

He was succeeded by his brother Krishna.

Dhanyakatakam(Amaravati), Pratishthana(Paithan) were the capital of Satavahanas.

The last great Satavahana ruler was Yagna Sri Satakarni.

Megasthenes mentioned in his book'Indiaca' that the Andhras had 30 forts and a mighty army.