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Nanaghat Inscription was issued by
1. Balasri
2. Devi Naganika
3. Vedasri
4. Shantisri

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Devi Naganika

The correct answer is Devi Naganika.

  • Nanaghat inscription was issued by Devi Naganika.
  • The Nanaghat inscription describes the achievements of the ruler Satakarni - I.
  • Devi Naganika was the widow of one of the greatest kings of the early Satavahana king, Satakarni-I.
  • These inscriptions have been dated between the 2nd and the 1st century BC.
  • It is located near Pune in the state of Maharashtra.

  • Satakarni - I ascended the throne after Krishna and reigned from 70 to 60 BC.
  • Pushyamitra Sunga and Kharavela were the contemporaries of Satakarni- I.
  • Kalinga king Kharavela defeated Satakarni-I as described in the Guntupalli and Hatigumpha inscriptions.

  • Satavahana dynasty was founded by Simuka around the 1st century BC after the decline of the Maurya dynasty.
  • The territory of the Satavahana dynasty extended from Maharashtra to the coastal Andhra Pradesh region.
  • The reign of the Satavahana Dynasty began in the mid-1st century BC and came to an end in the early 3rd century CE.
  • Pratishthana (Paithan) and Amaravati were the capital of the Satavahana dynasty.
  • They patronized Prakrit more than Sanskrit.
  • Agriculture was the backbone of the economy during the rule of Satavahana kings

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