Maukhari Dynasty


The Maukharis (554 CE - 606 CE) rose as a power after the downfall of the Gupta Empire (3rd to 6th century CE) in the 6th century CE in northern India. The core area of their kingdom was situated in what is now the state of Uttar Pradesh in India with the capital at Kanyakubja (modern-day Kannauj city). Although the Maukharis had long-existed as a feudatory dynasty, for nearly half a century beginning 554 CE, they established a powerful kingdom vying with other regional powers for political supremacy in India. The rise of the Kanyakubja kingdom was short-lived and it came to be known ultimately as the base kingdom for which future empires hotly contested.

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