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Murunda Dynasty

The Murunda dynasty is believed to have ruled over the Kalinga kingdom, which comprised parts of Orissa, Jharkhand and Bihar, during the 3rd century. They were of foreign origin and their rule extended for a period of 200 years. It is believed that they were followers of the Jain religion.

Murunda dynasty’s dominion over Kalinga ended during the later parts of the 4th century. They were ousted by the Naga dynasty.

References of the Murunda dynasty’s rule over Kalinga are found is some Jain and Chinese literature. A gold coin belonging to King Dharmadamadhara of Murunda dynasty has been excavated by the archeologists.

Updated on 3rd January, 2016

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