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List of the Important Republics during Sixth Century India

07-OCT-2016 18:08

    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.

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    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.

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