Pradyota dynasty

The Vayu Purana mentions that the Brihadrath dynasty was taken over by the Pradyota dynasty, which ruled Magadha for 138 years. The time assigned to Pradyota dynasty is approximately 800 – 682 BC. The Pradyota dynasty is mentioned in Buddhist and Jaina texts as well. They write that the Pradyota dynasty kings used to kill their fathers as a tradition to become kings. So patricide was common in Magadha.

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