Emperor Chandragupta was great. He is called Chandragupta Mahan. Chandragupta, who was in Alexander's time, had left Alexander's commander, Seleucus, hostage twice. Emperor Chandragupta Maurya's guru was Chanakya. Chandragupta entrusted the throne to his son Bindusara. Chanakya was his prime minister at the time of Bindusara. Bindusara is called 'the son of the great father and the father of the great son' in history, as he was the son of Chandragupta Maurya and father of Emperor Ashoka the Great.
We get information about early life of Chandragupta Mahan from Jain and Buddhist texts. In Visakhadatta's play Mudrarakshas, Chandragupta has been called Mauryaputra, not Nandaputra. It is also said that Chandragupta was the son of a Bhil woman named Mura. This woman was a dancer in the kingdom of Dhanananda, who was ordered to leave the kingdom by decree and the woman was It is said that Chandragupta Maurya was born in 340 BC in the clan of Maurya or Maurya dynasty. Chandra Gupta Maurya's mother's name was Mura. Others maintain that he belonged to the Moria tribe of Mayur Tomers. It is said that he was poor from birth, his Peeta was an officer in the army of Nandas who were killed by the Nandas for some reason. His father died before he was born. When Chandragupta was 10 years old, his mother Mura also died and since then he was raised by Acharya Chanakya.
Chandragupta had three marriages. His first wife's name was Durdhara. Bindusara was born from Durdhara. The second wife was the Greek princess Cornelia Helena or Helen, the daughter of Seleucus. Helena had a son named Justin. It is said that he also had a third wife named Chandra Nandini.
With the help of Chanakya and Porus, Chandragupta Maurya ascended the throne of Magadha and Chandragupta freed Punjab from the authority of the Greeks. Chandragupta Maurya defeated the Nanda dynasty ruler Dhanananda and assumed the throne of Magadha at the age of 25. Chandragupta's name is found in the Junagadh inscription of the oldest inscription evidence Rudradaman.
The administration of Chandragupta Maurya was very systematic. It comes from the description of the Greek ambassador Megasthenes and the Arthashastra of Kautilya. India was a powerful nation during the time of Chandragupta Maurya. His district was the most powerful in India divided into 18 Mahajanapadas. Magadha was ruled by the cruel Dhanananda, a descendant of Bimbisara and Ajatshatru before Chandragupta.
Chandragupta Maurya was more inclined towards Jainism. He went to Shravanabelagola near Mysore with initiation from Jainacharya Bhadrabahu by handing over the coronation to his son Bindusara in his last time.
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