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Hinduism - Who Was The Indian Magadha King Bimbisara?















Bimbisara (d. 494 B.C.E.) was the King of Magadha, which corresponds to modern-day Bihar, whose rule ended just before the Buddha's death date was generally recognized. 




Bimbisara was a zealous administrator with ambitions to rule over a vast empire. 


  • He attempted to conquer and rule vast swaths of the Ganges basin to achieve this goal. 
  • Bimbisara is said to be the first monarch to dream of governing a vast kingdom, but he was overthrown and killed by his son Ajatashatru before it came to pass.






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