and Bimbisara (4th C BC) took a wife called Kumari-devi from the Licchavi/ Kosala republic and had a son called Ashokachandra/ Ajatasatru/ Kunika . And that two of his half brothers were called Hala and Vihalla Kumara
that the later Ashoka had a son called Samudra who called himself after his mother , eg Samudra Kumara-devi Licchavayah , and had coins minted with both him and his queen on them , which is seen as unprecedented in these times that a woman would be given such high status , seemingly equal to the king .
being that Bimbisara and Chandragupta 1 both married a woman called Kumari-devi i wondered if this Kumari-devi might be a title rather than a name and have discovered that Ajatasatru's wife was named " Kellana " ( pity that was not Keltana ) in a different source.
something else that was interesting .......because of the name Kosala , and its possible similarity to Gosa the name given in OLB for one of the eremoeders in OLB which ABE advised was around 306 BC , and so a bit late...........but at the same time i was looking at 3 religious leaders that were prominent around this time...
being Gotama (Gautama ) Buddha of budhism , Mahavira of Jainism (Gainism ) and the Ajivika religion (materialism ) and find that the founder of this religion is a man called Makkali Gosala.
Also the Nandas around this time before the war with the vrijii alliance of vaisali were living in Rajagriha ( which is why i am still interested in whether the Rajputs are descendants of Scythians ) but they went to war with the clan called the Anga who they decimated, and from this time moved their Capital from Rajagriha to a new place called Magadha.
if this was previously an Anga city then it is just possible it was called like their name Mangardha (and a place called Managarda has some significance to OLB)
Edited by NO-ID-EA, 26 May 2013 - 12:02 AM.