Nagas of Vidisha
Known from the Puranas, and probably ruled in the first century BCE.- Nagas of Vidisha
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City in central Madhya Pradesh, India.
The town of Besnagar, 3 km from present-day Vidisha on the west side of the river, became an important trade centre in the 6th and 5th centuries BCE, under the Shungas, Nagas, Satavahanas, and Guptas, and was mentioned in the Pali scriptures.
The Naga (IAST: Nāga) dynasty ruled parts of north-central India during the 3rd and the 4th centuries, after the decline of the Kushan Empire and before the rise of the Gupta Empire.
According to the Puranic texts as well as numismatic evidence, dynasties known as the Nagas also ruled at Vidisha, Kantipuri, and Mathura.
The Vayu Purana gives Vindhyashakti a fantastically long reign of 96 years, and the Puranic texts refer to Naga kings ruling between the time of Vindhyashakti and his son Pravira.