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List of Era’s in the Indian History & Time Line of Ancient Indian History

17-OCT-2016 17:56

    History is the whole series of past events connected with a particular person or thing. It also includes the contribution as well as the prehistoric settlements and societies in the Indian subcontinent; the advancement of civilisation to the eventual blending of the Indo culture to form the Civilisation; the development of religious cult as a synthesis of various Indian cultures and traditions.


    Source: wikimedia.org

    Here, we are giving the list of Era’s in the Indian History as a quick revision capsule which is very useful while preparing the examinations like UPSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, PSC, Railways etc

    List of Era’s in the Indian History

    Name of Era

    Brief Description

    Vikram Era (56 BC)

    Founded by King Vikramaditya who drove the Sakas out of Ujjain. Hence Era celebrated as the symbol of Victory.

    Sake Era (78 AD)

    It was founded by the Sake King who occupied Ujjain 137 years after Vikramaditya.

    Gupta Era (320 AD)

    It was founded by the Chandra Gupta I

    Harsha Era (606 AD)

    It was founded Harshavardhana of Kannauj and was popular in North India for a century after his death.

    Kalachuri Era (248 AD)

    Traikutakas was small dynasty founded this era

    Lakshmana Era of Bengal (1119 AD)

    Some of the sources quotes that it was founded by the King Lakshmana.

    Era of the Kaliyuga (3102 BC)

    It was after used for religious dates and rarely for political.

    Buddha Era (544 BC)

    It was in use in Ceylon from an uncertain date. Often use for religious purposes.

    Era of Mahavir (528 BC)

    The Jainas use it for religious purposes.

    Saptarsi or Laukika Era

    It was used in Kashmir region during middle ages and recorded in cycle of one hundred years, each cycle commencing 76 years after each Christian century.

    Nevar Era of Nepal (878 AD)

    It is used in Nepal

    Kollam Era of Kerala (825 AD)

    It was used in Kerala.

    Era of Vikrmaditya VI Chalukyas (1075 AD)

    It was used early in medieval period.

    Time Line of Ancient Indian History


    Time Period

    Palaeolithic Age

    Up to 10000 BC

    Mesolithic Age

    10000 to 4000 BC

    Neolithic Age

    5000 to 1800 BC

    Chalcolithic Age

    1800 to 1000 BC

    Iron Age

    1000 BC onward

    Indus Valley Civilisation

    2900 to 1700 BC

    Vedic Period

    1500 to 600 BC

    Pre-Mauryan Age

    6th Century to 4th Century BC

    Mauryan Age

    321 to 184 BC

    Post-Mauryan Age

    200 BC to 300 AD

    Gupta Period

    4th Century to 6th Century AD

    Age of Harsha

    606 to 647 AD

    Chalukyas of Badami

    543 to 755 AD

    Pallavas of Kanchipuram

    560 to 903 AD

    List of the Important Republics during Sixth Century India

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