List of the Important Republics during Sixth Century India

The Gupta Dynasty came into power in 275 AD. Their origin is obscure. The first two kings of this dynasty- Srigupta and Gatotkacha were satisfied with the title of Maharaja. Here, we are sharing the name of titles adopted by the Gupta Kings as revision capsule in list-form which will be very helpful to those who are preparing for Government jobs.
Created On: Oct 7, 2016 18:08 IST

Apart from, Mahajanpadas, there were existences of many republics in India in the sixth century BC in eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar or in the Indus Basin. In the republics, real power lay in the hand of tribal oligarchies. Here, we are sharing the list of the Important Republics during Sixth Century India as revision capsule in list-form which will be very helpful to those who are preparing for Government jobs.

Summary of Indus Valley Civilization (Harappa Civilization)

List of the Important Republics during Sixth Century India

Republics of Sixth Century

Description

Shaky of Kapilvastu

This republic is situated on the northern boundary of the Nepal terai region. Its capital was Kapilvastu. Lord Buddha was born in this republic.

Bulli of Alkappa

 It was situated in the modern day of Shahbad and Muzaffarpur district of Bihar.

Kalam of Keshapatta

Alara Kalam, the famous preacher of the Lord Buddha belongs to this republic.

Bhagga of Sumsugiri

 It was soread in modern day of Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh

Koliya of Ramagram

Situated in the modern day of Rampur-Deoria region of Uttar Pradesh. It is belonged to Ikshwaku clan.

Malla

It was situated in the modern day of Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh as well as Champaran and Saran district of Bihar. Initially, Chanadrakanta was the capital of the republic. Later, Kushinagar  famous for mahaparinirvana of Buddha and Pava (associated with the death of Mahavir) were made  the two capitals of Malla

Moriya of Pippalivan

It has beed identified as Updhauli in Uttar Pradesh. They are considered as the ascendants of the Mauryas.

Videha of Mithila

In the Buddhist era, it was part of Vajji Mahajanapada, but it gradually turned into a republic.

Lichchavi

It was a confederation of republics. Vaishali was the capital which founded by King Vishal.

The Gupta Empire: A Detailed Summary

Comment ()