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to G. 190. Vyāghra, his father, was therefore probably ruling from e. G. 150 to G. 170, i.e. from ec. 470 to 490 A.C. He was thus a contemporary of the Vākāṭaka Pṛithvīshēṇa II, to whom we have conjecturally assigned the same period 470-490 A.C.

...As regards the Vatsagulma Branch, its founder Sarvasēna was a contemporary of Rudrasēna I of the Main Branch. He may therefore have flourished from c. 330 to 335 A.C. His son Vindhyasēna or Vindhyaśakti II had a long reign of more than 37 years.1 He may have ruled for 40 or even 45 years. He may therefore be placed in the period c. 355-400 A.C. His successor Pravarasēna II appears to have died young; for his son, whose name is unfortunately lost in the mutilated Ajaṇṭā inscription, came to the throne at the early age of 8 years. Pravarasēna II of this branch may therefore have ruled from c. 400 to 410 A.C., and his son from 410 to 450 A.C. Dēvasēna, who succeeded the latter, may be referred to the period 450 to 475 A.C., and his son Harishēṇa to c, 475 to 500 A.C. If the story in the eighth chapter of the Daśakumāracharita has a historical basis,2 Harishēṇa may have been succeeded by his son, who ruled for about ten years (c. 500 to 510 A.C. ). Thereafter, the country was conquered by the Kalachuri king Kṛishṇarāja.

The Vākāṭaka chronology3 may therefore be stated as follows :-


...The chronology given above agrees generally with that fixed by Dr. Altekar, but differs from the one suggested by Dr. R.C. Majumdar and adopted Dr. D.C. Sircar. I have examined the latter in an Appendix.

1 No. 23.
2 See below, Chapter VI.
3 The years in the brackets give the approximate dates of accession.

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