Lichhavi Dynasty

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Lichhavi Dynasty (1 to 340 AD) was a Jat dynasty according to Ram Swarup Joon. Ram Sarup Joon[1] writes that ....According to the research of Hem Chandra, Lichhavis belonged to Madrak dynasty and were called Karskar or Kakkar because of their origin from Kar.


Ram Sarup Joon[2] writes about Lichhavi Jat Dynasty (1 to 340 AD). Dr. K. P. Jaiswal has mentioned, on the basis of some stone tablets unearthed earlier, and with reference to the Puranas that Patliputra and Magadha were the capitals of Lichhavi Bharshiva Jats. According to a rock edict of Raja Jai Dev, found in Nepal, his ancestors had ruled on Patliputra in the first century AD, for 100 years after having come from the Punjab. The Lichhavi dynasty originated in Peshawar. Upto 300 A.D. They ascended and relinquished the throne of Magadh many a time.

In 344. AD, Chandra Gupta, who was married into this dynasty, changed the name of the dynasty to Gupta.

दलीप सिंह अहलावत

दलीप सिंह अहलावत लिखते हैं - लिच्छवि जाटों का शासन पेशावर पर रहा।[3]

External links


  1. History of the Jats/Chapter IV ,p. 56
  2. History of the Jats/Chapter IV ,p. 55
  3. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Chapter IV (Page 418

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