Yaudheya Copper Coin Commemorative Stamp

29 Oct 2021  Fri

The word Yaudheya is derived from the word ‘Yuddha’ or ‘Yodha’meaning warrior. The rulers of Yaudheya were Kshatriyas well known for their skills in warfare. The Yaudheya ruled the part of South-Eastern Punjab and Rajasthan; they declare their independence after the death of Pushyamitra Sunga in the middle of the second-century B.C.E. We can find the reference of Yaudheyas in Ashtadhyayi of Panini as well as in Ganapati.

The Yaudheya was the highest peak between 200 BC and 400 AD. It is believed that Yaudheyas had allied with other kingdoms like Kunindas, Malavas, Nagas, and other tribal republics to drive out Kushanas. The commemorative stamp was with the Yaudheya copper coin was issued by India in the year 1985.

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