Definition of Maurya in English:

Maurya

Line breaks: Mau¦rya
Pronunciation: /ˈmaʊrɪə
 
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A dynasty which ruled northern India 321-circa 184 bc. It was founded by Chandragupta Maurya, who introduced a centralized government and uniform script. The oldest extant Indian art dates from this era.

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Mauryan

adjective
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  • At the time of the Buddha there were both cities and states, and a century or two after his death North India was to support the Mauryan empire, the greatest state in the subcontinent until the British Raj.
  • Many of the relics had been transferred to the Sanchi area, with new stupas built on them, when the original stupas constructed in the Mauryan time had suffered disrepair.
  • In 300 B. C., Kashmir was part of the Mauryan Empire of India.

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