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ASSAKA (Pali) or ASHMAKA ( IAST
IAST
: Aśmaka), was a region of ancient India (700–300 BCE) around and between the river Godavari. It was one of the shODasa (sixteen) mahajanapadas in the 6th century BCE, mentioned in the Buddhist
Buddhist
text Anguttara Nikaya.

The capital is variously called Potali, or Podana, which now lies in the Nandura Tehsil
Tehsil
a.

The Buddhist
Buddhist
text Mahagovinda Suttanta mentions about a ruler of Assaka, Brahmadatta who ruled from Potali.

The Matsya Purana (ch.272) lists twenty-five rulers of Aśmaka, contemporary to the Shishunaga rulers of Magadha
Magadha
.

Later, the people spread southward to the territory of the Rashtrakuta empire , which is now in modern Maharashtra
Maharashtra
.

Ashmaka is also identified as Assaka
Assaka
and