Friday, January 23, 2009

Mahajanapadas (List)

According to Anguttara Nikaya, a Buddhist source, the followings were the sixteen Mahajanapadas.
  1. Anga
  2. Magadha
  3. Kashi
  4. Kosala
  5. Vajji
  6. Malla
  7. Chedi
  8. Vatsa
  9. Kuru
  10. Panchala
  11. Matsya
  12. Sursena
  13. Assaks
  14. Avanti
  15. Gandhara
  16. Kamboja

According to Bhagwati Sutra, a Jain Source, the followings were the sixteen Mahajanapadas.
  1. Anga
  2. Banga (Vanga)
  3. Magadha
  4. Malaya
  5. Malava
  6. Achchha
  7. Vachcha
  8. Kachchha
  9. Padhan (Pandy) (Vatsa)
  10. Ladha (Lata)
  11. Sajji (Vajji)
  12. Moli (Malla)
  13. Kasi
  14. Kosala
  15. Avaha
  16. Sambhuttara

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