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Govindachandra (reigned 1020–1045)[1] was the last known ruler of the Chandra dynasty in eastern Bengal.

Govindachandra
Reign1020 – 1045
PredecessorLadahachandra
HouseChandra
DynastyChandra
FatherLadahachandra
MotherSaubhagyadevi[1]
ReligionBuddhism[1]

HistoryEdit

According to the Tirumalai inscription, during his reign, the kingdom faced a massive invasion by the Chola king, Rajendra Chola I between 1021–1024 CE. In the inscription he was identified as Govindachandra of Vangaladesa.

In early 1049 CE, the Kalachuri king, Karnadeva (reigned 1042–1072) also launched an attack on Govindachandra (which may have been the downfall of the Chandra dynasty). According to Bengali folk ballads, Govichandra gave up his crown to live the rest of his life as an ascetic[citation needed].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Alam, Aksadul (2012). "Govindachandra". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  • Singh, Nagendra Kr. (2003). Encyclopaedia of Bangladesh. Anmol Publications Pvt Ltd. pp. 7–21. ISBN 81-261-1390-1.
  • Chowdhury, Abdul Momin (1967). Dynastic History of Bengal. Dacca: The Asiatic Society of Pakistan.
Preceded by
Ladahachandra
Chandra King
1020 – 1045 CE
Succeeded by
Jatavarman