Harshavardhana - by Gori Shankar Chaterjee Banabhatta's Biography of King Harshavardhana of Sthanvisvara with S'ankara's Commentary, Sanketa Bombay Sanskrit Showcase yourself on IMDb & Amazon. Go to IMDbPro | Help; Edit. Harshavardhana. Biography. It looks like we don't have any Biography for Harshavardhana yet. Harsha, also spelled Harṣa, also called Harshavardhana (born c. ce —died c. ), ruler of a large empire in northern India from to ce. The movie features Harshvardhan Kapoor and Radhika Apte in lead roles. He was born around AD and is believed to be the son of Prabhakar Vardhan, the founder of Vardhan Dynasty.
Origins[ edit ] Palace ruins at "Harsh ka tila" mound area harshvaardhana over 1 km After the downfall of the Gupta Empire in the middle of the 6th century, North India was split into several independent kingdoms.
The northern and western regions of India passed into the hands of a dozen or more feudatory states. Prabhakara Vardhana, the ruler of Sthanvisvara, who belonged to the Pushyabhuti family, extended his control over neighbouring states.
Prabhakar Vardhan was the first king of the Vardhana dynasty with his capital at Thaneswar. After Prabhakar Vardhan's death inhis
name of harshavardhana biography son, Rajya Vardhana, ascended the throne.
Harsha Vardhana was Rajya Vardhana's younger brother. This period of kings from the same line has been boigraphy to as the Vardhana dynasty in many publications. This word is generally restored as " Nzme " a varna or social class. This king, some years later, had been name of harshavardhana biography and killed by king Devagupta of Malwa and after harshavardhnaa death Rajyashri had been cast harshavarrhana prison by the haarshavardhana.
Harsha's brother, Rajya Vardhana, then the king at Thanesarcould not stand this affront on his family, marched against Devagupta and defeated him. But it so happened at this moment that Shashankaking of Gauda in Eastern Bengalentered Magadha as a friend of Rajyavardhana, but in secret alliance with the Malwa king.
Accordingly, Sasanka treacherously murdered Rajyavardhana.
Harsha ascended the throne at the age of Empire of Harsha As North India reverted to small republics and small monarchical states ruled by Gupta rulers after the fall of the prior Gupta EmpireHarsha united the small republics from Punjab to name of harshavardhana biography Indiaand their representatives crowned him king at an assembly in April giving him the title of Maharaja.
Harsha adopted Buddhism  and established the Empire of Harsha which brought all of northern India under his control. The Chinese traveler Xuanzang visited the court of Harsha, and wrote a very favourable account of him, praising his justice and biographg.