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Maurya Empire
The MAURYA EMPIRE was a geographically extensive Iron Age
Iron Age
historical power founded by Chandragupta Maurya which dominated ancient India between c. 322 and 187 BCE. Originating from the kingdom of Magadha in the Indo-Gangetic Plain
Indo-Gangetic Plain
in the eastern side of the Indian subcontinent , the empire had its capital city at Pataliputra
Pataliputra
(modern Patna
Patna
). The empire was the largest to have ever existed in the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
, spanning over 5 million square kilometres (1.9 million square miles) at its zenith under Ashoka
Ashoka

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Absolute Monarchy
ABSOLUTE MONARCHY, or DESPOTIC MONARCHY, is a form of monarchy in which one ruler has supreme authority and where that authority is not restricted by any written laws, legislature , or customs. These are often, but not always, hereditary monarchies . In contrast, in constitutional monarchies , the head of state 's authority derives from and is legally bounded or restricted by a constitution or legislature
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Maurya (film)
MAURYA is a 2004 Kannada language film directed by S. Narayan . The film starred Puneet Rajkumar and Meera Jasmine in lead roles. It was Meera Jasmine's first Kannada film. The film is a remake of 2003 Telugu film Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi which itself was based on the 1998 Hollywood movie Dance with Me . CONTENTS * 1 Production * 2 Cast * 3 Plot * 4 Soundtrack * 5 Box office * 6 References PRODUCTIONThis film is produced by Rockline Venkatesh . CAST * Puneeth Rajkumar * Meera Jasmine * Roja * Devaraj * Komal * Doddanna * Sadhu Kokila PLOT THIS SECTION IS EMPTY. You can help by adding to it . (September 2010)SOUNDTRACK MAURYA SOUNDTRACK ALBUM BY GURUKIRAN RELEASED June 2007 GENRE Feature film soundtrack The music of the film was composed by Gurukiran . TRACK LIST NO. TITLE LYRICS SINGER(S) LENGTH 1. "Amma Amma I Love You" S. Narayan Shaan 4:14 2. "Haadali Karunaadali" V
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List Of Countries By Population
This is a list of countries and dependent territories by population . It includes sovereign states , inhabited dependent territories and, in some cases, constituent countries of sovereign states, with inclusion within the list being primarily based on the ISO standard ISO 3166-1 . For instance, the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
is considered as a single entity while the constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are considered separately. In addition, this list includes certain states with limited recognition not found in ISO 3166-1. The population figures do not reflect the practice of countries that report significantly different populations of citizens domestically and overall. Some countries, notably Thailand
Thailand
, do not report total population, exclusively counting citizens; for total populations an international agency must issue an estimate
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List Of Rigvedic Tribes
The tribes mentioned in the Rigveda
Rigveda
are described as semi-nomadic pastoralists. During the Rigvedic period, they formed a warrior society, engaging in endemic warfare and cattle raids ("gaviṣṭi") among themselves and against their enemies, the "Dasyu" or Dasa . When not on the move, they were subdivided into temporary tribal settlements (vish, viś) composed of several villages, and each village was composed of several families. These settlements were headed by a tribal chief (raja , rājan) assisted by warriors (kshatra) and a priestly caste (brahma)
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Prakrit
A PRAKRIT ( Sanskrit
Sanskrit
: प्राकृत prākṛta, Shauraseni : pāuda, Magadhi Prakrit : pāua) is any of several Middle Indo-Aryan languages . The Ardhamagadhi ("half-Magadhi ") Prakrit, which was used extensively to write the scriptures of Jainism
Jainism
, is often considered to be the definitive form of Prakrit, while others are considered variants thereof. Prakrit
Prakrit
grammarians would give the full grammar of Ardhamagadhi first, and then define the other grammars with relation to it. For this reason, courses teaching "Prakrit" are often regarded as teaching Ardhamagadhi
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List Of Countries And Dependencies By Area
This is a list of the world 's countries and their dependent territories by area, ranked by total area . Entries in this list, include, but are not limited to, those in the ISO standard 3166-1 , which includes sovereign states and dependent territories. Largely unrecognised states not in ISO 3166-1 are included in the list in ranked order, but are not given a rank number. The areas of such largely unrecognised states are in most cases also included in the areas of the more widely recognised states that claim the same territory; see the notes in the "Notes" column for each country for clarification
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Old Indic
Pontic Steppe * Domestication of the horse
Domestication of the horse
* Kurgan
Kurgan
* Kurgan
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Sanskrit
A few attempts at revival have been reported in Indian and Nepalese newspapers. India
India
: 14,135 Indians claimed Sanskrit
Sanskrit
to be their mother tongue in the 2001 Census of India
India
: Nepal
Nepal
: 1,669 Nepalis in 2011 Nepal census reported Sanskrit
Sanskrit
as their mother tongue. LANGUAGE FAMILY Indo-European * Indo-Iranian * Indo-Aryan * SANSKRIT EARLY FORM Vedic Sanskrit WRITING SYSTEM Devanagari
Devanagari
(official) Also written in various Brahmic scripts
Brahmic scripts

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Mahavira
MAHAVIRA (Mahāvīra), also known as VARDHAMāNA, was the twenty-fourth Tirthankara (ford maker) of Jainism
Jainism
. In the Jain tradition, it is believed that Mahavira
Mahavira
was born in early part of the 6th-century BC into a royal family in what is now Bihar
Bihar
, India
India
. At the age of 30, he left his home in pursuit of spiritual awakening , abandoned all worldly possessions, and became an ascetic . For the next twelve-and-a-half years, Mahavira
Mahavira
practiced intense meditation and severe austerities, after which he is believed to have attained Kevala Jnana (omniscience). He preached for 30 years, and is believed by Jains to have died in the 6th-century BC
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Gautama Buddha
GAUTAMA BUDDHA (c. 563 BCE/480 BCE – c. 483 BCE/400 BCE), also known as SIDDHāRTHA GAUTAMA , SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA , or simply the BUDDHA, after the title of Buddha , was an ascetic (śramaṇa ) and sage , on whose teachings Buddhism
Buddhism
was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the eastern part of ancient India sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE . Gautama taught a Middle Way
Middle Way
between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the śramaṇa movement common in his region. He later taught throughout other regions of eastern India
India
such as Magadha and Kosala . Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism. He is recognized by Buddhists as an enlightened teacher who attained full Buddhahood
Buddhahood
, and shared his insights to help sentient beings end rebirth and suffering
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Parshvanatha
PARSHVANATHA (Pārśvanātha), also known as PARSHVA (Pārśva), was the 23rd of 24 Tirthankaras (ford-maker, teacher) of Jainism
Jainism
. He is the earliest Jain Tirthankara who is generally acknowledged as a historical figure. His biography is uncertain, with Jain sources placing him between the 9th and 8th century BC, and historians stating he may have lived in 8th or 7th century BC. Along with Mahavira , Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
and Neminatha , Parshvanatha
Parshvanatha
is one of the four Tirthankaras who attracts the most devotional worship among the Jains. His iconography is notable for the serpent hood over his head, and his worship often includes Dharanendra and Padmavati – the serpent god and goddess of Jainism
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Jainism
JAINISM (/ˈdʒeɪnɪzəm/ ), traditionally known as JAIN DHARMA, is an ancient Indian religion . Followers of Jainism
Jainism
are called "Jains", a word derived from the Sanskrit word jina (victor) and connoting the path of victory in crossing over life's stream of rebirths through an ethical and spiritual life. Jains trace their history through a succession of twenty-four victorious saviors and teachers known as Tirthankaras , with the first being Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
, who is believed to have lived millions of years ago, and twenty-fourth being the Mahavira around 500 BCE. Jains believe that Jainism
Jainism
is an eternal dharma with the Tirthankaras guiding every cycle of the Jain cosmology
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Śramaṇa
VEDANTA * Advaita * Vishishtadvaita * Dvaita Vedanta
Vedanta
* Bhedabheda * Dvaitadvaita *
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Buddhism
BUDDHISM ( /ˈbʊdɪzəm/ or /ˈbuːdɪzəm/ ) is a religion and dharma that encompasses a variety of traditions , beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on original teachings attributed to the Buddha
Buddha
and resulting interpreted philosophies . Buddhism originated in Ancient India
Ancient India
sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE, from where it spread through much of Asia
Asia
, whereafter it declined in India
India
during the Middle Ages
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Shalishuka
SHALISHUKA ( IAST
IAST
: Śāliśuka) Maurya was a ruler of the Indian Maurya dynasty
Maurya dynasty
. He ruled from 215–202 BCE. He was the successor of Samprati
Samprati
Maurya. While the Yuga Purana section of the Gargi Samhita mentions him as a quarrelsome, unrighteous ruler, he is also noted as being of "righteous words" but "unrighteous conduct" due to his patronage of Jainism
Jainism
. * In that beautiful Puṣpapura , occupied by fewer than a hundred kings, there will be Śāliśūka, born for the destruction of the truth, the offspring of karma (Fate). * That king, the offspring of karma, cheerful-minded fond of conflict, an oppressor of his own kingdom, of righteous speech but unrighteous conduct; —  Yuga Purana According to the Puranas
Puranas
he was succeeded by Devavarman
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