DAV Class 6 SST Chapter 17 Notes – The Era of Harsha

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The Era of Harsha Class 6 DAV Notes

→ After the fall of the Gupta dynasty, the Vardhan dynasty came into power. The important rulers of this dynasty were Prabhakarvardhana, Rajyavardhana and Harshavardhana.

→ Prabhakarvardhana (580 CE to 605 CE) established a large kingdom. After his death, his son Rajyavardhan (605 CE to 606 CE) became the ruler of Thanesar (Haryana).

→ Harshavardhana was crowned as the king of Thanesar in 606 CE. His empire included Punjab, Rajashthan, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Bihar.

→ The king was the head of judicial and civil administration. He was also the commander-in-chief of his army and led his forces in war.

→ The provinces were known as Bhukti or Desh. They were divided into Vishyas or Pradesh. Uparika was the head of the province.

→ Harsha was a benevolent ruler. In the beginning, he was a devotee of Shiva and worshipped Shiva and Surya. Later on, he came into the influence of Buddhism.

DAV Class 6 SST Chapter 17 Notes – The Era of Harsha

→ Vaishnavism and Shaivism were the most popular sects of Hinduism during this period.

→ Brahmans were highly respected in the society. The shudras had to live outside the towns.

→ People were prosperous and happy. Trade was well-flourished and Kapisha was the centre of international trade.

→ Nalanda university was an international centre of education. It had a very huge library.

→ The Vardhan dynasty came to an end after the death of Harsha in 647 CE.

→ Gramik : The head of the village panchayat.

→ Uparika : The head of the province.

→ Vaishnavism : The followers of God Vishnu.

→ Shaivism : The followers of God Shiva.

→ Alms : Money given to the poor.

→ Benevolent: Charitable and generous person/king.

→ Contemporary : People or persons living at the same time period.

→ Devotee : Person wholly or spontaneously devoted to religion or some god.