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Which to rulers gave royal patronage to Jainism ?

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Asked by manasi bhadouria, 25 Sep '12 09:21 pm
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King Chetaka, the most eminent amongst the Lichchhavi princes and the ruler of Vaisali, the capital of Videha, was a great patron of Jainism.
In the Saisunaga dynasty (642-413 B.C.), Bimbisara or Srenika and Ajatasatru or Kunika were the two important kings who extended their full support to the Jaina religion.

The Nandas (413-322 B.C.) who were the successors of Saisunagas in Magadha, were, according to the inscriptions of king Kharavela of Kalinga, the followers of the Jaina faith because the inscriptions speak of King Nanda I who led a conquering expedition into Kalinga and carried off an idol of Adi-Jina, that is, the first Jaina Tirthankar Lord Adinatha or Rsabhanatha.
The Jaina tradition, which is ancient in origin and is referred to in subsequent ages down to the present day as well-known and authentic, asserts that Emperor Chandragupta Maurya (322-298 B.C.), the founder of the Maurya dynasty, turned Jaina and that he abdicated the throne, joined the Jaina migration led by ...more
Answered by LIPSIKA, 25 Sep '12 10:11 pm

 
  
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King Chetak,King Kharvel n Chandrgupt Mourya,
Answered by iqbal seth, 25 Sep '12 09:30 pm

 
  
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Chandragupta Maurya's embrace of Jainism increased social and religious renewal and reform across his society, while Ashoka's embrace of Buddhism has been said to have been the foundation of the reign of social and political peace and non-violence across all of India. Ashoka sponsored the spreading of Buddhist ideals into Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, West Asia and Mediterranean Europe.[3]

The population of the empire has been estimated to be about 50-60 million making the Mauryan Empire one of the most populous empires of the time.[4][5]

Archaeologically, the period of Mauryan rule in South Asia falls into the era of Northern Black Polished Ware (NBPW). The Arthashastra and the Edicts of Ashoka are the primary sources of written records of Mauryan times. The Lion Capital of Asoka at Sarnath has been made the national emblem of India.
Answered by anil garg, 26 Sep '12 01:20 am

 
  
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King Chetak,King Kharvel n Chandrgupt Mourya,
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 25 Sep '12 09:29 pm

 
  
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Answered by sigma, 25 Sep '12 09:22 pm

 
  
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