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Hinduism - Who Were The Pushyabhuti Dynasty Of India?

 


 (sixth–seventh centuries) Northern Indian dynasty whose capital was Kanyakubja, the current city of Kanuaj in the Ganges river basin, and whose domain stretched from Punjab to Bihar in northern India.

After the Gupta empire fell apart, the Pushyabhutis filled the political void in northern India, and the region recovered some of its former glory.

Emperor Harsha (r.606–47), whose reign was recorded in panegyric manner by the dramatist Bana and probably more accurately by the Chinese Buddhist traveler Hsuan Tsang, was the dynasty's greatest monarch.

The latter's writings provide a thorough account of both Harsha himself, in whose court Hsuan Tsang spent time, and daily life in Harsha's realm.


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