Open main menu

Wikipedia β

Virudhaka
King of Kosala
Father Pasenadi

Virudhaka (Sanskrit: Virūḍhaka, Pali: Viḍūḍabha) was a king of Kosala during the lifetime of the Buddha. He was the son and successor of Pasenadi (Prasenajit), king of Kosala.[1] Virūḍhaka attacked and virtually annihilated the little autonomous tribe of Shakyas, to which the Buddha belonged, and Koliyas, in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal.[2] A little later his kingdom was incorporated in Magadha.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sastri 1988, p. 17.
  2. ^ a b A.L. Basham, The Wonders that was India, 1967, p. 47

SourcesEdit