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Danava dynasty

Pragjyotisha Kingdom
Danava dynasty
Capital Not specified
Government Monarchical
President Mahiranga
Historical era Iron age
 -  Established ???
 -  Disestablished ???

The Danava dynasty, established by Mahiranga Danava, begins the political account of Assam.[1] These kings were of Kirata origin. These rulers are mentioned in the Kalika Purana though there are no archaeological evidence.

The Danava dynasty consisted of Kirata chiefs; the last of whom, Ghatakasura, was killed and replaced by another mythical king Narakasura of the Naraka dynasty.[2]

The kings

  • Mahiranga (mairong)
  • Hatakasura
  • Sambarasura
  • Ratnasura
  • Ghatakasura


  1. ^ (Gait 1906, p. 11)
  2. ^ (Gait 1906, p. 12)


  • Gait, Edward A (1906), A History of Assam, Calcutta 
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