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Vikramaditya An Ideal king who was as wise as he was brave and strong. Matchless in War and matchless in forgiveness, an excellent ruler, he won the hearts of his people. [ More... ] Harischandra With his vow to remain truthful at all times, Harischandra successfully faced the rigorous challenge posed by Vishwamitra. Though a king, he sacrificed everything including his kingdom and even his wife. [ More... ] Yudhishtira The eldest of the Pandava brothers, the heroes of the great epic, the Mahabharatha. Yudhishtira lived for justice, and patiently suffered humiliation and exile. [ More... ] Ashoka The Wheel which adorns the flag of free India has kept his memory green. Lord of a vast empire, after a great victory sick of violence and took an oath never to fight again.He was an Ideal ruler. [ More... ] Jhansi Lakshmi Bai The great heroine of the First War of Indian Freedom. She lived for only twenty-two years. Jhansi, of which she was the queen, was in grip of cruel British. she was a queen of small state but the empress of limitless empire of glory. [ More... ] Keladi Chennamma She ruled over a small state, Keladi for twentyfive years (1671-1696). but proved herself a great and heroic queen. She protected the kingdom when her husband failed his duty. And she faced the wrath of the mighty Aurangazeb, and gave shelter to Rajaram, Shivaji's son. [ More... ] Shivaji The hero who escaped from the prison of the Mughal Emperor himself, to become the ruler of a kingdom devoted to Dharma and service of the people.He was one of the wisest rulers as he was one of the greatest generals. [ More... ] Kharavela A Great king of Kalinga who ruled twenty-one centures ago. Coming to the throne when the state was in distress,he brought confidence and self-respect to the people. And he refused to join hands with a Foreign army against an Indian Prince. [ More... ] Dileepa An illustrions king of the solar dynasty. an ancestor of Sri Rama. Though renowned for his valour. Dileepa tended the celestial cow Nandini like a cowherd. In an ultimate act of piety, he offered himself as food to a lion to protect Nandini and thus proved his worthiness in a test posed by Nandini. [ More... ] Hakka-Bukka Hakka was the first ruler of the famous kindom of VIjayanagar, and Bukka his brother, the second ruler. They opposed the mighty Sultan of Delhi and brought unity and freedom to south India. They were great not only as warriors but also as rulers. [ More... ] Durgavati Durgavati was that brave woman of India during the 47th century of Kaliyugas i.e. 16th century A.D. [ More... ] Ahalya Bai Holkar Planned and built by Rani Ahilyabai, the brave Holkar queen, Indore lies to the extreme west of the state on the banks of the rivers Saraswati and Khan. [ More... ] Rudramamba Rudramamba was the only daughter of the 6th king in succession of the Kakatiya Dynasty of Andhra Pradesh. [ More... ] Bharata There have been five famous persons with the name Bharata. The first Bharata was one king during the first tenure of Manu who was a devotee of Vishnu. [ More... ] Janaka Janaka is counted among the royal sages. He was known as Videha - the bodiless i.e. beyond physical bonds. [ More... ] Prithu Kiing Prithu invented various types of crops on earth as also the jewels hidden in earth. [ More... ] Manu Manu, in Hindu legend, 14 progenitors of humanity, each of whom rules the world for a period of time known as a manvantara, the duration of which is 4,320,000 years. [ More... ] Sri Bhoja Raja A famous king, Bhoja dreamed that his enemies have made him bereft of his kingdom and wives and that hunger forced him to eat their leavings. [ More... ] Bhagyachandra The King of Manipur, Bhagyachandra has made an extra-ordinary contribution towards the Indian culture. [ More... ] Kambu The country that is known as Cambodia today was known earlier as Kambuja on the name of the great man Kambu. [ More... ] Kaundinya In Kaliyuga's 35th century (4th century A.D.) another brave man, called Kaundinya again, went to Funan from southern India who did unforgettable work for the resuscitation of Indian culture and Dharma. [ More... ] Rajendra Chola The well known king Rajendra of the Chola dynasty of southern India who in the 42nd century of Kaliyuga (i.e. 11th century A.D.), extended the boundaries of his kingdom beyond the sea. [ More... ] Pushyamitra Pushyamitra, the progenitor of the Shung dynasty that ruled over the Magadha empire after the Maurya dynasty. [ More... ] Chandragupta Maurya The founder of the great empire of the Maurya dynasty, who working under the guidance of a Guru like Chanakya, on the one hand, defeated the king Dhana Nand. [ More... ] Salivahana Pulumayi Shalivahana, a king of the Satavahana or Shalivahana dynasty whose victory over the Shakas has been commemorated in the institution of the Shalivahana Shaka Samvat (calendar). [ More... ] Samudragupta Famous emperor, belonging to the Gupta dynasty, Samudragupta ascended the throne in Kaliyuga's year 2782 (i.e. 320 B.C.) and made an ample extension of the Gupta Empire. [ More... ] Harshavardhana The great Indian emperor of the 38th century of Kaliyuga ( i.e. 7th century A.D.) Harshavardhan united entire stretch of northern India under one effective rule after freeing it from the virtual control of the vigorous Hunas. [ More... ] Sailendra Extant in Kaliyuga's 38th (i.e. 7th of the Christian era) century of the Banapura (a place in the Puri district of Utkal Pradesh) dynasty, Shailendra had been a great emperor endowed with dignity. [ More... ] Bappa Ravala The founder of the Guhilot Rajavansa (dynasty of rulers) in Rajasthan, Bappa Raval is known for his strong pride in his Dharma and culture, for defeating the alien Arabian invaders and being a great, glorious and brave king. [ More... ] Bhaskara Varma The king of Assam in Kaliyuga's 38th (i.e. 7th century A.D.), Bhaskara Varma, a life- long celibate (Brahmacari). [ More... ] Yasodharma Yashodharma had been king in Kaliyuga's 36th century (i.e. Fifth century A.D.) whose empire had an expanse from Brahmaputra river to the Mahendra mountain (in Utkal Pradesh) and from the Himalaya to the western sea (Sindhusagar). [ More... ] Sri Krishnadeva Raya Krishnadeva Raya had been the king of the Vijaya Nagar empire in Kaliyuga's 47th century (i.e. 16th century A.D.). He had been the son of king Narasimha Raya of the Tuluva dynasty. [ More... ] Sri Lalitaaditya Extant during Kaliyuga's years from 3825 to 3862 (i.e. from 724 to 761 A.D.), Lalitaditya was the third son of Kashmir's great king Pratapaditya. [ More... ] Maharana Pratapa Maharana Pratap, who struggled against slavery all through his life and kept aloft always the saffron coloured flag of Hindutva, through his character and conduct provided an example representing the Indian consciousness of retaliation and antagonism. [ More... ] Ranjit Singh The great well known king of Punjab (inclusive of Jammu And Kashmir) Maharaja Ranjit Singh turned Punjab into a powerful and sovereign state. [ More... ] Maharaja Agrasen According to tradition there existed in days of yore a flourishing janapada named Agra (Areya) whose capital was known as Agrodaka. 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