Chanakya was born in ancient India, BC. His birth place is a subject of controversy. Some believes he was born in Taxila and some says he was born in . This essay is based on inputs from Kautilya, the Arthashashtra by Shri L N Rangarajan and The History & Culture of Indian People published by the Bhartiya. 5 Oct Chanakya Biography – Chanakya was born in the Canaka village of the Golla region, to Brahmin named Canin and his wife Canesvar.
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He had canine teeth, which were believed to be a mark of royalty. Chanakya also burned a village that had refused him food in the past. The emperor, unaware of this fact, once shared his food with his pregnant queen Durdhara who was just days away from giving birth. There is little purely historical information about Chanakya: Astonished by his miraculous powers, Chanakya paid gold coins to his foster-father, and took him away promising to teach him a trade.
This article is merely meant to inform that these theories exist, not endorse them. Its author is unknown, and it is dated variously from 6th century CE to 13th century CE. He saw Pabbata and Chandragupta as options for replacing Dhanananda.
Life sucks, we know. Chanakya decided to prove to him that these men were not worthy of his patronage. He remained as the adviser of Bindusara. The boy pretended to be king, presiding over a trial of some robbers, where he orders their limbs to be cut off, only to magically heal them later.
Under the guidance of Chanakya, Maurya Empire became the largest empire of that time. This Kautilya, author of Arthashastrais identified with Chanakya, minister to the first Mauryan king, Chandragupta, and depicted in stories as the brains behind Chandragupta’s takeover of the empire of the Nandas in about BCE.
Chandragupta had been born in a royal family, but was brought up by a hunter after his father was killed by an usurper, and the devatas caused his mother to abandon him. Chandana-dasa sheltered Rakshasa’s wife, who once unknowingly dropped her husband’s signet-ring mudra.
He knew of the prophecy the monks had made and plotted his revenge. He helped a pregnant lady in the forest on the condition that her son would belong to him.
His mother feared that he would neglect her after becoming a king. Home Blogs Chanakya Biography. He consulted the Jain monk Jiva-siddhi to decide an auspicious time for beginning the march.
To calm his anger he started picking up grass from their roots. He sent a vishakanya poison girl to assassinate Chandragupta.
Chanakya swore he would take revenge. Chanakya asked Chandragupta to jump into the lake, and disguised himself as a meditating ascetic.
How to make the most of Mars retrograde; June 26 to August With Chanakya as his guide, Chandragupta proceeded to defeat the generals of Alexander the Great located in Gandhara, present day Afghanistan. However, when they reach the court, he arranges for someone else to get it.
Finally, they captured Pataliputra and Chandragupta became the king. When he reached Pataliputra, Chanakya, pleased with his loyalty to Chandana-dasa, offered him clemency. When Shakata-dasa and his ‘rescuer’ Siddharthaka reached Rakshasa, Siddharthaka presented him the signet-ring, claiming to have found it at Chandana-dasa’s home.
Intelligent and ruthless, Chanakya played a pivotal role in helping Chandragupta turn the Mauryan Empire into one of the most powerful empires of that time. This was the great role played by Chanakya to build the first Emperor of Maurya Empire. His relatives, sons all were no more. Their first attempt of taking Pataliputra was thwarted.
He promised Chandra that he will get his place as the King of Patlipura. They managed to evade capture and one day, under disguise, while wandering the city, they overheard a mother scold her child for eating his cake from the center and wasting the edges.
That boy was Chandragupta. Chanakya now had two potential successors to Dhana Nanda: As a reward, Rakshasa gave him some jewels that Malayaketu had gifted him.