Dhanananda

Nanda Dynasty

Nanda Dynasty : 344 BC - 323 BC.

• The Shisunaga dynasty was overthrown by Mahapadma who established a new line of kings known as the Nandas.

Mahapadma was the founder of the Nanda dynasty.

• Mahapadma is known as Sarvakshatrantak i.e. Uprooter of all the Kshatriyas (Puranas) and Ugrasena i-e. Owner of huge army (Pali texts).